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Bay Area Revelations

Bay Area Revelations

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT

The Stanford Dish

The Stanford Dish

You know the landmark – the Stanford Dish in the hills west of campus. But did you know it was built to spy on Russia during the Cold War?

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 04:20 PM PDT

The Birth of Silicon Valley

The Birth of Silicon Valley

You know the history – the partnership of Hewlett and Packard started the wave of innovation in Silicon Valley. But did you know their first customer was Disney?

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 04:21 PM PDT

1932 Palo Alto

1932 Palo Alto

You know the history – the Bay Area was transformed from orchards and farms into the center of the information age. But did you know that Silicon Valley could have been born in Boston instead? It was one...

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:39 PM PDT

INTERACTIVE MAP: Rebels & Revolutions

INTERACTIVE MAP: Rebels & Revolutions

Explore some of the untold stories of the people, places, and events which transformed the Bay Area and shaped the nation in this interactive map.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 06:56 PM PDT

San Francisco 1964: In the Throes of the Civil Rights Movement

San Francisco 1964: In the Throes of the Civil Rights Movement

Protesters in the Bay Area, mostly college students, witness prejudice at iconic Bay Area businesses like Mel’s Drive-In and The Sheraton Palace Hotel. They apply pressure, survive setbacks, and force change.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 06:50 PM PDT

San Francisco 1983: Compassion During the AIDS Epidemic

San Francisco 1983: Compassion During the AIDS Epidemic

In 1981 Dr. Paul Volberding was doing rounds on his first day at San Francisco General when he found a patient who presented symptoms of a rare cancer, Kaposi Sarcoma. He reported his findings. Hundreds of more...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 06:45 PM PDT

San Francisco 1978: Feinstein Leads a City in Shock

San Francisco 1978:  Feinstein Leads a City in Shock

Nine days after Bay Area based preacher Jim Jones murdered 900 of his followers by forcing them to drink cyanide laced fruit punch, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 06:40 PM PDT

Haight-Ashbury 1967: The Hero in the Haight

Haight-Ashbury 1967:  The Hero in the Haight

In 1967, young people from across the country swarmed into San Francisco. Drawn by a powerful potion of music, sex, and drugs, the panhandle of Golden Gate Park, and the Haight Ashbury neighborhood became a...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 06:38 PM PDT

San Jose 1968: Historic Moment Born on SJSU Park Bench

San Jose 1968: Historic Moment Born on SJSU Park Bench

In 1968, two San Jose State Students stood on the podium at the Olympics in Mexico City and thrust their fists in the air in a black power salute. The seeds of their protest were planted on a park bench at SJSU...

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 01:17 PM PDT

Berkeley 1964: A Communist Helps Save Free Speech

Berkeley 1964:  A Communist Helps Save Free Speech

In 1964 students at UC Berkeley fight for the right to pass out political information and raise money on campus. One leader was the daughter of Communist parents, and a Communist herself, Bettina Aptheker....

Tune In

Learn the untold stories of how women helped shape the Bay Area and the nation. Watch Bay Area Revelations: Women Game Changers, May 13th at 10pm.

About "Bay Area Revelations"

"Bay Area Revelations" is a new documentary series featuring the untold stories of the people, places and moments which helped to shape the Bay Area. LEARN MORE

Web Extra: Santana in Concert


Carlos Santana is just one of the many musicians with local ties we're featuring in our latest episode. Check out a sample clip above from Santana's latest DVD, Santana IV: Live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas.