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Discovery to air Steve Jobs doc

U.S. net Discovery Channel has commissioned an hour-long doc looking at the life of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (pictured), to air October 16 and hosted by the stars of the Discovery series Mythbusters.
October 11, 2011

U.S. net Discovery Channel has commissioned an hour-long doc looking at the life of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (pictured), to air October 16 and hosted by the stars of Discovery series Mythbusters.

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will host iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, which is produced by NBC’s Peacock Productions and will air from 8 p.m. EST this coming Sunday.

The doc will examine the man responsible for the Mac computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, and promises to feature interviews with people whose lives and livelihoods were changed by his influence. Jobs passed away on October 5 after a long battle with cancer.

Among the interviewees will be former Apple employees and executives including Daniel Kottke and John Draper; musicians including Stevie Wonder and Pete Wentz; and journalists including NBC correspondent Tom Brokaw and Joe Nocera of The New York Times.

In a statement, Savage said of Jobs: “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.”

Following its world premiere on Discovery Channel U.S., the doc will premiere across Discovery’s international portfolio of networks in more than 210 countries and territories around the world.

Brooke Runnette is the exec producer for Discovery Channel, while Colleen Halpin is the exec producer for Peacock Productions, alongside Knute Walker, Benjamin Ringe and Aretha Marshall. Sharon Scott is the executive in charge of production.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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