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Exclusive: Science Channel readies “Silicon Valley: The Untold Story”

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 ...
December 20, 2017

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.

Kikim Media’s executive producer on the series is Kiki Kapany. The program is produced by Michael Schwarz and Edward Gray. Jon Bardin is executive producer for Science Channel.

Silicon Valley: The Untold Story premieres Jan. 28 at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. on Science Channel.

 

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