Photo of Quentin R. Skrabec Jr. Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

Quentin R. Skrabec Jr. in Westinghouse

Westinghouse

2008 NR

This compelling documentary charts the life and career of entrepreneurial engineer George Westinghouse, a creative giant of his time who built an electricity empire and made a fortune by developing a system for alternating-current power distribution. In addition to being the inventor of the air brake, Westinghouse -- one of Thomas Edison's chief rivals -- was a kind, generous businessman who made it his goal to treat his workers well.