Press Release

Revolutionaries TV Series Returns for Another Season on KQED

Mountain View, California  |  January 06, 2015

Revolutionaries, the interview series produced by the Computer History Museum, in association with KQED Silicon Valley, returns for another season. The 14-episode series airs on KQED Plus on Tuesdays at 7pm, starting January 6, the season kicks off with Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, Google colleagues and co-authors of The New Digital Age, in conversation with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.

The series features intriguing conversations with renowned Silicon Valley leaders and innovators with valuable insights into the process, risks and rewards of technological innovation. Upcoming episodes feature a wide range of fascinating figures including Sony Computer Entertainment’s CEO Shuhei Yoshida; entrepreneur and philanthropist Steve Case; and noted author Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Jobs, will discuss his newest book, The Innovators.

“We are so pleased that Revolutionaries will continue for a fourth season on KQED Plus, and have worked hard to develop another year of interesting and insightful conversations with technology and business thought leaders,” said Carol Stiglic, the Museum’s VP of program and business development and series creator.  “KQED is a fantastic partner and it has meant so much to have our content made available to the wider KQED community of active and engaged users.”

The Computer History Museum and KQED’s partnership, now in its fourth year, evolved from the museum’s exhibit, “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.” The series is also broadcast on KQED Public Radio.

Revolutionaries Season 4 Episodes on KQED Plus:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7pm

The New Digital Age
Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders, and Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, in conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, about the promise and perils of the digital revolution.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7pm

Technion’s President Peretz Lavie                                           

Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar moderates and highlights the Museum's ongoing commitment to showcase computing history from around the world.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm

The Art & Technology of Cirque du Soleil
Explore the technical “magic” driving Cirque du Soleil’s imaginative and daring programs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7pm

Creativity, Inc.
Dive into the successful world of Pixar Animation Studios.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7pm

Game Changers
A conversation with Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios at Sony Computer Entertainment and Moderator, Mark Cerny, video game industry veteran, on the evolution of gaming software and hardware industry.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7pm

DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA), Director, Dr. Arati Prabhakar, joins John Markoff, Sr. Writer for the New York Times, for a conversation about DARPA’s history, impact, and new breakthroughs in technology and science.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7pm

MLB Advanced Media’s CEO Bob Bowman
Bob Bowman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), discusses how he was able to turn a fledgling startup into a multimedia powerhouse.   

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7pm

Akamai’s Cofounder & CEO Tom Leighton
An in-depth conversation with cofounder Tom Leighton about his distinguished career at Akamai and MIT, and we’ll get a peek under the hood at one of the world’s leading Internet infrastructure companies.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7pm
The Innovators

Author Walter Isaacson discusses his new book, which continues his exploration of innovation and genius, from Steve Jobs to Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7pm
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Steve Case                        

The Museum’s Revolutionaries speaker series goes on the road with a first stop at NPR’s corporate headquarters in Washington, DC, with guest Steve Case. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7pm
IBM Chairman & CEO Ginni Rometty

In IBM’s 103-year history of solving problems and providing leading-edge technology to businesses, governments and non-profits, it has had only nine chief executives. Join us as John Hollar sits down for a conversation with Rometty about technology, innovation and change.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7pm
Defy Ventures Founder & CEO Catherine Hoke

Defy Ventures is a NYC-based entrepreneurship, employment and character training program that recognizes that many former drug dealers and gang leaders can become successful, legal entrepreneurs.  NPR’s Laura Sydell moderates a conversation with Catherine Hoke about background and experience in venture capital, and how visiting a prison in Texas transformed her life and showed her the value of “investing in the margins.” 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7pm
Theranos Founder & CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes believed from an early age that starting her own company would afford her the greatest opportunity to make change in the world.  KQED’s Michael Krasny moderates an in-depth conversation with a woman who wants nothing less than to revolutionize the health care system using technology, creativity and innovation. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7pm
How Google Works

Authors and Google tech executives Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg in Conversation with Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer. This is a master class in leadership and an inside look at an iconic company.

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,” “Going Places: The History of Google Maps with Street View,” “IBM 1401 Demo Lab,” and “DEC PDP-1.”

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About KQED Public Television

KQED Public Television, the PBS affiliate that serves Northern California, is one of the country’s most popular public television stations. It brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with Emmy Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains, including Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Mystery: Sherlock Holmes, American Masters, Great Performances, NOVAand Nature. KQED Public Television produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED Newsroom,San Francisco Opera and ImageMakers as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Essential Pépin, QUEST and Film School Shorts. For more information, please visit

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