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The Story of a Long-Distance Warrior


Hagley Museum and Library presents an afternoon film showcase of a new documentary about the life of Bill McGowan, Long Distance Warrior.

A presentation of WTTW Chicago, American public television and the Hagley Museum and Library, the documentary chronicles McGowan’s triumphant transformation of long-distance telecommunication by conquering the greatest monopoly of his time — AT&T. The story of his influence on the Information Age, is sure to enlighten many about how competition and change empowered those who followed him.

The event is free to the public, and takes place on Friday, September 23 in the auditorium of the Hagley Soda House. Use Hagley’s Buck Road Entrance off Route 100. For more information, visit www.hagley.org.