Computer Chronicles

One of the earliest TV shows focusing on technology

Announcement / Release
around 1983
around 2002
Birth Place
San Mateo, California, United States of America


Computer Chronicles is an American half-hour television series, broadcast from 1983 to 2002 on the Public Broadcasting Service, which documented the rise of the personal computer from its infancy to the immense market at the turn of the 21st century. The series was created in 1983 by Stewart Cheifet. The show was initially broadcast as a local weekly series. The show was co-produced by WITF-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It became a national series on PBS from the fall of 1983. Jim Warren was the show's founding host for the 1981–1982 season. It aired continuously from 1981 to 2002, with Cheifet co-hosting most of the later seasons. Gary Kildall served as co-host from 1983 to 1990, providing insights and commentary on products, as well as discussions on the future of the ever-expanding personal computer sphere.

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