Wright Brothers Featured On National Geographic Channel Tonight!
The Wright Brothers will be among the innovators featured in a new mini series called American Genius, which premieres on the National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) tonight.
From the official synopsis of the mini series, “Behind every great genius was a great rival – an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination, and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world’s most brilliant inventions.”
The first episode, titled “Gates vs. Jobs” and detailing the rivalry of computer pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will premiere tonight at 9pm. It will be followed by a second episode at 10pm that will tell the story of the Orville and Wilbur Wrights’ historic first powered flight in the Outer Banks in 1903 and their rivalry with businessman and fellow aviation inventor Glenn Curtiss.
Actors will portray the historical characters in various reenactments depicting the events that shaped the world’s first aviation race.
You can watch four clips from “Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss” in the players below, and then tell us in the comments if you will be watching this special when it airs tonight at 10pm on NatGeo!