Silicon Valley:
A 100 Year Renaissance

Walter Cronkite is host for the definitive documentary on the cradle of technological civilization. This fascinating film visually captures the origins and essence of Americas hi-tech Shangri-La. More than a history of computing, this program shows how the mecca of computer technology caused a fundamental shift in American society, a transformation similar to the advances which occurred during the Renaissance. Viewers are introduced to the inventors, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs whose visions created the Silicon Valley phenomenon and its limitless consequences for the future. Fred Terman, the founder of Silicon Valley, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard of Hewlett-Packard Company, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple Computer, and Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems are just a few of the pioneers who talk about their contributions on camera. Broadcast on PBS stations nationwide. 

Production Date: 1998
Playing Time: 87 Minutes
Format: Quicktime File (1.82 GB)