Nathan Stubblefield speaks - tribute to Nathan Stubblefield - Murray State University



Interesting. To commemorate 2008, the year of Nathan Stubblefield, the Murray State University have created a short film called Nathan Stubblefield Speaks. Here is the description of this:

Nathan Stubblefield was the most famous person ever to come from Calloway County, Kentucky. For many years after his death in 1928, people around Murray, his hometown, extended his legend and bragged of being the Birthplace of Radio. Now, on the centennial of his most important patent, Nathan Stubblefield is finally achieving recognition not for his contributions to radio, but as an early developer of the wireless telephone.

Along the way, Nathan Stubblefield has been the subject of a book, two dissertations, a television documentary, a stage musical, radio plays, magazine and newspaper articles, and even a few cartoons. Stubblefield Speaks is different from all that has come before. It is the first attempt to learn the story from the only person who knew it Nathan Stubblefield himself illustrated by photographs and documents from his personal collection.

Robert Valentine is an actor of wide ranging experience who is well-known for his one-man shows based on the lives of Mark Twain and Thomas Edison. Bob Lochete is the author of the book Kentucky Farmer Invents Wireless Telephone! But Was It Radio? Facts and Folklore about Nathan Stubblefield and award-winning screen writer for the KET production Crazy Nate and His Wireless Telephone. The dub combined their talents earlier this year to create this dramatic monologue fro the Program of Distinction in Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, where a new Kentucky Telecommunications Hall of Fame has been established to celebrate the centennial of Stubblefield’s patent no. 887,357 (1908) for a Wireless Telephone.