PBS airing Steve Jobs documentary on Nov 2, with new interview

steve jobs resignsSteve Jobs may be dead at the age of 56, but as with most world-movers there’s always more to learn about him. PBS announced it will be airing an hour-long documentary next month on Apple’s creative co-founder. The documentary is titled Steve Jobs—One Last Thing, and will explore the major influences that made Jobs who he was. A never-before-broadcast interview from 1994 is also promised.

One Last Thing, airing Wednesday November 2, and beginning at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings), will be taking an “unflinching look at Job’s difficult, controlling, and offers unique insights into what made him tick,” says PBS. To do so, the documentary will employ many interviews with figures you all may be familiar with from Walter Isaacson’s instant best-selling biography on the Apple Computer innovator

The interview list includes Bill Fernandez, who connected Jobs with Wozniak as well as Robert Palladino who’s calligraphy classes at Reed College inspired Jobs with the design for the Mac. Others interviewed for the program Apples’ other co-founder, Ronald Wayne, Ross Perot, columnist Walt Mossberg, mouse designer Dean Hovey and even Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am.

Along with these peripheral interviews, PBS promises a new interview with the man himself where Jobs talks about his driving life lesson.

“You tend to get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact; and that is that everything around that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you,” Jobs says in the 1994 interview. “Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

The documentary’s title is taken from Jobs famous catchphrase used to spring surprise products during presentations. The Discovery Channel aired its own documentary on Jobs earlier this months hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters. There’s also a movie about the Apple co-founder, with rights secured by Sony and possibly scripted by The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin.


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