Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age.
Silicon Valley premieres February 19 on PBS.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.