An upcoming Science Channel docuseries will take a comprehensive look at Silicon Valley and how it became a fertile ground for tech breakthroughs.
From Kikim Media with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Silicon Valley: The Untold Story will delve into the century-and-a-half history of this area, which is now home to Apple, Facebook, Intel and Google.
Directed by Michael Schwarz, the three-part series tells a broader, mostly untold story of the Valley. It includes interviews with some of the region’s most prominent innovators, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and other tech entrepreneurs.
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story includes interviews with Y-Combinator founders Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston; Kyle Vogt, whose four-person self-driving car startup was bought by General Motors for $1 billion; and Intel co-founder Gordon Moore.
Kim Polese, a Valley entrepreneur and innovator, and current chairman of CrowdSmart, and Heidi Roizen, a venture capitalist, corporate director and entrepreneur who co-founded the software company T/Maker, also open up about the challenges that women have faced in the tech industry.
Historians and journalists including John Markoff, who covered the tech industry for The New York Times; Margaret O’Mara of the University of Washington; Michael Malone, who has written numerous books about Silicon Valley; and Stanford University historian Leslie Berlin, take part in the series.
Silicon Valley: The Untold Story premieres Jan. 28 at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. on Science Channel.