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Silicon Valley 

SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.
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Episode credited cast:
Leslie Berlin Leslie Berlin ... Herself - Historian
Roger Borovoy Roger Borovoy ... Himself - Fairchild Semiconductor Attorney
Kathleen Cohen Kathleen Cohen ... Herself - Palo Alto Resident
Andrew Grove Andrew Grove ... Himself - Fairchild Semiconductor (as Andy Grove)
Geri Hadley Geri Hadley ... Herself - Fairchild Semiconductor
Ted Hoff Ted Hoff ... Himself - Electrical Engineer
Ginger Jenkins Ginger Jenkins ... Herself - Fairchild Semiconductor
Victor Jones Victor Jones ... Himself - Shockley Semiconductor
Jay Last Jay Last ... Himself - Physicist
Michael S. Malone Michael S. Malone ... Himself - Writer
Regis McKenna Regis McKenna ... Himself - Marketing Consultant
Gordon Moore Gordon Moore ... Himself - Chemist
Michael Murphy ... Himself - Narrator
Robert Noyce Robert Noyce ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Arthur Rock Arthur Rock ... Himself - Venture Capitalist
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SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.

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TV-PG
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English

Release Date:

19 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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WGBH See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Santa Clara County was suburban, not rural before the Silicon Valley boom. See more »

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Very interesting stuff...at least to me.
31 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I love the wonderful PBS series "The American Experience" and look forward to seeing all of their documentaries. However, I also realize that it's not exactly the sort of thing the average viewer wants to see. Being a retired history teacher, it's natural that I like this sort of stuff. Whether you do or not, well, that's another story. The same sort of thing would definitely be true about this particular episode. Learning about technology and the history of Silicon Valley interests me--but would this be true for most people? Probably not. But, if you are willing to try the program, you might just be surprised that you not only learn but enjoy it as well. This is because like other shows in the series, it's very well written and produced. My only complaint about this show is that I loved the information about the early days of Silicon Valley but the show seemed to jump from the early to mid-1960s to the present time awfully quickly. In other words, I might have actually wanted MORE!


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