Generation YouTube will cover the founding story of Google’s massive online video site before it became the massive cultural phenomenon it is today. A trailer for the National Geographic documentary shows interviews with YouTube’s founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who unknowingly created one of the most popular websites of all time from a garage in Silicon Valley.
YouTube was founded on February 14, 2005. Google’s online video site recently celebrated its 10th birthday this year by releasing a series of blog posts covering its impactful history. The posts covered topics such as the kid-based memes that started on YouTube, animal videos, and “Gangnam Style,” which is the most-watched video of all time on the video site.
National Geographic will air Generation YouTube on its linear TV channel at 10 PM EST on July 11.