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.
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A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
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