This is the first of a three part historical documentary on the evolution of California's "Silicon Valley." From the start of lighting San Jose in the 1880s, up to the founding of Atari in the 1970s. More details below:
This documentary has its basis from Michael S. Malone's book: "The Big Score: The Billion Dollar Story of the Silicon Valley."
Principals interviewed in part one: Author Michael S. Malone, historian Clyde Arbuckle, retired Varian/HP executive Emery Rogers, computer scientist Doug Engelbart (with the creation of the computer "mouse"), Intel vice-chairman Robert Noyce, Intel chairman Gordon Moore, George Morrow, Regis McKenna, former Fairchild executive Marshall Cox, Whole Earth's Stewart Brand, former Atari executive Peter Nelson, writer Don Hoefler (whom some have credited for coining the term, "Silicon Valley"), and Apple's Steve Wozinak.
Former and current icons of electronics are told here: Shockley Labs, Fairchild, Varian, H-P ... also known as "Hewlett-Packard," Lockheed, Philco, and many more mentioned in passing.