American ExperienceThe Contract from Tesla Clip: Season 29 Episode 7 | 52s In Nikola Tesla's original contract with George Westinghouse, the inventor was promised a bonus of $2.50 for every horsepower of alternating current sold. But making Tesla's AC motor was expensive, and Westinghouse soon told Tesla he wouldn't be able to pay him what was originally promised. Aired: 10/18/16 Rating: NR Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs AppleBuy on iTunes checkmarkAdd to WatchlistWatch Full LengthProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeAmerican ExperienceThe Contract from TeslaSeason 29 Episode 7Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down Tesla Preview Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world. Coming in Fall 2016 Executive Producer Mark Samels previews our fall lineup. Tesla, Chapter 1 The first chapter from “Tesla” premiering October 18 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS. George Westinghouse from Tesla George Westinghouse set his sights on the future. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Cold Light from Tesla Nikola Tesla develops wireless electricity he called "cold light". Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Tesla Coil Tesla created Tesla coil to make his wireless inventions work. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. The Columbian Exposition from Tesla 160,000 light bulbs lit the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. The Triumph of Alternating Current from Tesla Tesla's alternating current transformed life in the 20th century. Premieres 10/18 on PBS.