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Hosted by MythBusters’ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the program highlights Jobs’ work in bringing personal computing to the masses and how he affected the way we organize information, listen to music, and watch TV, among other accomplishments.
“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men,” says co-host Savage.
“Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man,” he continues. “He didn’t simply give the public what they wanted, he defined entirely new ways of thinking about our lives in the digital space: productivity, creativity, music, communication, media and art. He has touched, directly and indirectly, all of our lives.”
The documentary will feature new interviews with former Apple employees and Jobs’ contemporaries in the computing field, journalists, scientists and educators, as well as artists from the fields of music, design and film who saw their work changed by the Apple co-founder’s contributions.
They include NBC’s Tom Brokaw, New York Times’ Joe Nocera, singer Stevie Wonder, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, as well as Jobs’ oldest friends, Daniel Kottke, an early Apple employee who spent time with Jobs in India, and engineer John Draper, who gave Jobs his start in the field.
After the world premiere on Sunday night, iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World will also air across Discovery’s international platforms in 210 countries and territories around the world.
NBC’s Peacock Productions produced the documentary for Discovery Channel with Brooke Runnette serving as executive producer. For Peacock Productions, Colleen Halpin executive produced along with co-executive producers Knute Walker, Benjamin Ringe and Aretha Marshall. Sharon Scott is Executive in Charge of Production.
Email: Jethro.Nededog@thr.com; Twitter: @TheRealJethro
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