Valley of the Boom
National Geographic, 9pm
Silicon Valley spawned some of the world’s most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s. It’s also where the new phenomenon of the overnight tech millionaire was born, and where the dot-com bubble busted. Mixed into this six-part limited drama are actual interviews from experts from the era — Mark Cuban, Dan Goodin and Arianna Huffington — as well as prominent tech figures from the companies featured.
T.J. Miller, the troubled former “Silicon Valley” star, was arrested Monday and faces a federal charge for allegedly calling in a false bomb threat on an Amtrak train to New York City, officials announced Tuesday.
The comedian faces up to five years in prison if convicted of intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information.
Miller called a 911 dispatcher during an Amtrak ride from Washington, D.C. to New York March 18 and said a female passenger “has a bomb in her bag,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut. Amtrak officials stopped the train in Westport, Connecticut and bomb squad members searched it, but they found no evidence of an explosive device or materials.
An investigator followed up with Miller, who offered defenses for his call in slurred speech. The officer asked if Miller drank alcohol that day and the actor replied, “One glass of red wine.” Miller also denied having