Nightly News   |  April 24, 2013

Smithsonian discovers Alexander Graham Bell recording

The cardboard disc was dated April 15, 1885 and first discovered by an Indiana University sound historian. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and the smithsonian announced an astounding discovery. they have discovered the recorded voice heard for the first time of alexander graham bell on a wax and cardboard disk dated april 15 , 1825 , 20 years to the day after the death of lincoln.

>> alexander graham bell .

>> what that was there, hear my voice, alexander graham bell . the disk was first discovered by an indiana university sound historian.