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.
Promo Shot of Steve Jobs for PBS Documentary
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.