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Link: The Quiet Genius

On a foggy morning in February 1929, 25-year old Edwin Link took off from a rural airport in upstate New York. What Link would demonstrate that day would soon change the course of aviation history and lead him to a lifetime of invention and discovery. Link: The Quiet Genius is a documentary about this American original, who, despite his shy demeanor, would become one of the 20th century's greatest inventors. His story is told through the use of hundreds of personal photographs and rare archival footage, as well as a 1979 interview with the inventor. The program is an emotional tale of one of the great minds of the last century.

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