PBS to Air “Steve Jobs - One Last Thing” November 2nd

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PBS announced Wednesday that it will be a documentary about the late Steve Jobs on November 2nd. Titled Steve Jobs - One Last Thing, the show will provide an “inside look at the man and the major influences that helped shape his life and career” though interviews with the people who knew him.

Steve Jobs Promo Image for PBS Documentary

Promo Shot of Steve Jobs for PBS Documentary

Mr. Jobs passed away on October 5th after a long bout with cancer. PBS’s documentary joins Discovery Channel’s iGenius and Walter Isaacson’s biography, Steve Jobs, which went on sale Monday.

One Last Thing takes an unflinching look at Jobs’s difficult, controlling disposition, and offers unique insights into what made him tick,” PBS said in a statement announcing the show. “While there has been near-universal agreement that Steve Jobs was a great innovator in business and technology, One Last Thing looks into why he was so great. What were the influences that shaped his character? What drove him from such humble beginnings to the heights of success?”

Interviewees will include Ronald Wayne, Apple’s third cofounder, Ross Perot, Walt Mossberg, will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas, Robert Cringely, Dean Hovey, designer of the original mouse for Apple, Robert Palladino, calligraphy professor at Reed College where Mr. Jobs learned to love calligraphy, and Bill Fernandez, who introduced Steve Jobs and Wozniak in Sunnyvale.

The show will also include what PBS said is a never-before-aired interview with Mr. Jobs from 1994. In that interview, Mr. Jobs said, “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 you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you … Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

The show will air on November 2nd, 2011, at 10:00 PM EDT right after NOVA.

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7 Comments Leave Your Own

iJack

Wasn’t Steve’s tagline, “oh, and one more thing?”

Lee Dronick

Wasn?t Steve?s tagline, ?oh, and one more thing??

Yes, usually accompanied with a smile. Sounds like it will be an interesting show.

Ugh! It is on at 10:00 PM and I get up about 3:50 AM. I don’t have Tivo or DVR so I may stay up to catch the show.

akcarver

Wasn?t Steve?s tagline, ?oh, and one more thing??

Yes, it was, but I think PBS is trying to highlight that there will be no more things from Mr. Jobs

ctopher

Ugh! It is on at 10:00 PM and I get up about 3:50 AM. I don?t have Tivo or DVR so I may stay up to catch the show.

A set of rabbit ears and a VCR are your friends! (But I have a ReplayTV!)

Might it be available via the PBS web site after if airs?

iJack

Might it be available via the PBS web site after if airs?

I would be shocked, if it was not available.  I watch most everything PBS has to offer online, because it suits my schedule.  Masterpiece, Front Line, Nova, all of the stuff is on there.

dhp

It seemed a little shallow for PBS, but obviously they’ve thrown it together in less than a month. The only new insights were from the people who knew Steve as a friend. That story about the original Mac at Sean Lennon’s birthday party was great.

Lee Dronick

It seemed a little shallow for PBS, but obviously they?ve thrown it together in less than a month.

Thanks. I am fighting a cold or flu that has been going around and hope to stay up and catch the show. If not I will try and watch it on line as iJack suggests.

I am reading the bio on my iPad 2.

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