Xerox, then and now, makes for a fascinating story
By Norm Silverstein ~ Posted Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:46pm
As one of Rochester's long-standing companies, the unquestionable global impact of Xerox makes for a fascinating story. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Xerography, WXXI-TV presents three special programs on the dry photocopying technique and the company and leaders behind it. On Wednesday, October 2 at 9 p.m. tune in for Invented Here â€śThe Paper Revolutionâ€ť, 1998 WXXI production that shares the history of the invention of the Xerox 914 and of Xerography by Chester Carlson.ď»ż An Evening with Ursula Burns, a one-on-one interview with the CEO of Xerox, follows at 10 p.m. Taped in front of a live audience at the New York Times Center and hosted by PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill, the program explores the life and career of Burns, the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company. The following evening weâ€™re back with The Invention Nobody Wanted, Thursday, October 3 at 8:30 p.m. Produced by WXXI in 1988, this film examines the inventions and sociological impact of xerography, interweaving historical and contemporary footage along with interviews in an exploration of the xerographic process.
Meanwhile WXXI News will be talking to people from Xerox, as well as experts in the printing field who will discuss how important the development of the Xerographic process was to modern printing and the production and storage of documents. You can listen for those upcoming stories as they unfold on air and online in the next week or two.