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PBS, C4 to honor Steve Jobs with “One Last Thing”

American broadcaster PBS and UK net Channel 4 are uniting to coproduce Steve Jobs - One Last Thing, a documentary looking at the life of the visionary late Apple chief (pictured), scheduled to premiere in the U.S. on November 2.
October 26, 2011

American broadcaster PBS and UK net Channel 4 are uniting to coproduce Steve JobsĀ – One Last Thing, a documentary looking at the life of the visionary late Apple chief (pictured), scheduled to premiere in the U.S. on November 2.

The hour-long doc is being made by UK indie Pioneer Productions and is funded by PBS, C4 and Mentorn International.

Among the interviewees featured in the program are Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne; Ross Perot, who invested in NeXT Computer when Jobs was running out of money; Walt Mossberg, principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, who interviewed Jobs every year from 2003-2010; and Dean Hovey, designer of the original Apple mouse. The doc also features a never-before-broadcast interview with Jobs from 1994.

It will air on PBS at 10 p.m. EST on November 2, following the premiere episode of the ‘NOVA’ strand’s four-part series The Fabric of the Cosmos.

“From the vast complexity of time and space to the genius of a man who put technology in the palm of our hands, these extraordinary programs explore the work of two visionaries in science and technology,” said John F Wilson, PBS’s senior VP and chief TV programming executive.

The Jobs documentary takes its title from the entrepreneur’s trademark act of showmanship, often employed at press conferences and product launches, towards the end of which the Apple CEO would pretend to be wrapping up events before announcing a major new product. Jobs died on October 5, 2011, from pancreatic cancer.

The PBS/C4 coproduction comes after U.S. net Discovery Channel earlier this month commissioned and aired iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, an quick turnaround doc produced by NBC’s Peacock Productions and hosted by the stars of Mythbusters, as previously reported.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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