Nikola Tesla History Matters: Nikola Tesla By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Dec 27, 2016 Unknown / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Airs Tuesday, December 27, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Gary Joiner takes a look back at the genius of Nikola Tesla. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. History Matters: Nikola Tesla's life and legacy By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Feb 7, 2012 Commentator Gary Joiner profiles scientist and inventor Nokola Tesla who lived a brilliant but flawed life.