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Clips from the show
How does the
vacuum tube work?
How does the field
effect transistor work?
See a cheese sandwich inspire the invention
of the junction transistor.
Walter Brattain gets gain! The invention
of the point-contract
The Tratorious Eight leave Shockley and change the world.
Extra interviews not seen in the show
Gene Anderson talks about the first
revolution the transistor brought about,
Robert Brattain tells where his
and his brother's mathematical genes
Walter Brown talks about the legacy
the transistor has left behind.
Gordon Moore points out the enormous
Betty Sparks tells what it was like
to play golf
Morgan Sparks expands on Bill Shockley's
Joel Shurkin, Bill Shockley's biographer,
Walter Brown talks about how Brattain,
Bardeen and Shockley
Kevin Aylesworth talks about his
Clips from the past
NEWS FLASH! Chet Huntley
Walter Brattain evaluates the team
Walter Brattain tells how Shockley
tried to keep the patent
Bill Shockley tells how a sprained
ankle taught him about
Joel Shurkin is rudely interrupted by "twenty-three tropical birds." (1 video clip)
Morgan Sparks can't get the words out of his mouth. (1 video clip)
Ira Flatow plays with fire. (1 video clip)
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