Show Segment March 5, 2013
Jessica Holmes Dials In The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell's First Long Distance Call

On tonight's Panel, George and the gang (including guest Inessa Frantowski) will talk Modern Communication - but to get to the root of the issue, you've got to go way back.

This week in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, Canadian inventor, was awarded a patent for the telephone, starting a process that would eventually lead to this guy getting a $22,000 bill for data roaming.

Speaking of Bell, here's Jessica Holmes telling the story of the first ever long-distance call, which Bell made between Brantford, Ontario and Paris. Ontario.

No word on whether they were overcharged for the conversation.

Catch the Panel on tonight's show at 7pm.

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