Fairchild Semiconductor, 1960. Pictured: Eugene Kleiner, Julius Blank, Gordon Moore, Sheldon Roberts, Jay Last, Robert Noyce, Jean Hoerni, Victor Grinich (Everyone is facing Noyce).
Silicon Valley tells the story of the pioneering scientists and engineers who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce. Their radical innovations would include the integrated circuit that helped make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, transforming the way the world works, plays and communicates, making possible everything from the Apollo program to smart phones, from pacemakers to microwaves.
Workin' Man Blues Explore the dust bowl roots of country music in California through interviews with California music icons Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on PBS 6.
The Philadelphia Story Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart star in the classic, multiple Academy Award-winning romantic comedy. Saturday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.
Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks This locally produced program showcases the top national parks, monuments, preserves and historic sites within the four major North American deserts. Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.
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