Computer History Museum's Revolutionaries Makes US Debut on WORLD Channel

Series features in-depth interviews with tech luminaries, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, IBM Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty and Pixar co- founder and Academy Award winner Ed Catmull

September 11, 2015 — Mountain View, Ca

The Computer History Museum, the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, announced today that its acclaimed speaker series “Revolutionaries” will make its U.S. debut on WORLD Channel to educate and inspire a new national audience about the process and impact of technological innovation. “Revolutionaries” features in-depth conversations with renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and prominent authors.

The series will air on WORLD Channel on Sundays at 7 p.m. ET, starting September 13. Full schedule information is below and can be found on WORLDchannel.org.

”Revolutionaries” features intriguing conversations with some of the most distinguished thought leaders and innovators with valuable insights into the process, risks, and rewards of technological innovation. Episodes feature a wide range of fascinating figures, including “The Facebook Effect” author David Kirkpatrick and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with NPR's Guy Raz; author Walter Isaacson on his authorized biography of Steve Jobs; and Marissa Mayer with NPR's Laura Sydell. From the legendary genius of Steve Jobs to Sheryl Sandberg's pioneering “Lean In” movement, the series offers an intimate view of the thinkers and thinking behind some of our modern world's greatest achievements.

”We are so pleased that 'Revolutionaries' will make its debut on WORLD Channel. This is a huge step forward for the series as it'll be shown on public television stations across the country. WORLD has chosen 13 captivating programs from our 'Revolutionaries' collection, and we feel certain that they will be very well received by WORLD's audience,” said Carol Stiglic, the Museum's vice president of program and business development, and series creator.

”Revolutionaries” Schedule on WORLD Channel

Sunday, September 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
The Facebook Effect
Author David Kirkpatrick and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with NPR's Guy Raz

Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Steve Jobs: The Authorized Biography
Author Walter Isaacson with Computer History Museum's John Hollar

Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 7 p.m.
An Evening with Marissa Mayer in conversation with NPR's Laura Sydell

Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Detroit Comes to Silicon Valley
Bill Ford in conversation with Computer History Museum's John Hollar<

Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 7 p.m.
An Evening with Google's Eric Schmidt in conversation with Computer History Museum's John Hollar

Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.
An Evening with DARPA's Dan Kaufman in conversation with John Markoff of The New York Times

Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 7 p.m.
An Evening with Elon Musk in conversation with Alison van Diggelen

Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 7 p.m.
“Lean In” Author Sheryl Sandberg in conversation with Google's Eric Schmidt

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at, at 7 p.m.
“The Age of Edison” author Ernest Freeberg in conversation with Computer History Museum's John Hollar

Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 7 p.m.
“The New Digital Age” authors Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen in conversation with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 7 p.m.
“Creativity, Inc.” author Ed Catmull in conversation with Computer History Museum's John Hollar

Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 7 p.m.
“The Innovators” author Walter Isaacson in conversation with Computer History Museum's John Hollar

Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 7 p.m.
IBM's Ginni Rometty in conversation with Computer History Museum's John Hollar

About the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images.

The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours, and an award-winning education program. The Museum's signature exhibition is “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” described by USA Today as “the Valley's answer to the Smithsonian.” Other current exhibits include “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” “IBM 1401 and PDP-1 Demo Labs,” and “Where To? A History of Autonomous Vehicles.

For more information and updates, call (650) 810-1059, visit www.computerhistory.org, check us out on Facebook, follow @computerhistory on Twitter, and read the Museum blog @CHM.

About WORLD Channel

The WORLD Channel delivers the best of public television's nonfiction, news and documentary programming to US audiences through local public television stations and streaming online at WORLDchannel.org. WORLD reached 35.8 million unique viewers 18+ last year (55% adults 18-49) and over-indexes in key diversity demographics1. Online, the WORLD Channel expands on broadcast topics and fuels dialogue across social media, providing opportunities for broad and diverse audience interaction. WORLD is programmed by WGBH/Boston, in partnership with American Public Television and WNET/New York, and in association with the American Public Television and National Educational Telecommunications Association. Funding for the WORLD Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding for “America ReFramed” is provided by the MacArthur Foundation.

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