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Discovery to air Steve Jobs story



MythBusters presenters, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will present a special documentary on Discovery Channel dedicated to the life of Apple co-founder – Steve Jobs and how he ushered the personal computer into our lives, ultimately leading to the way we communicate today.
StevenJobs was a creative and technological visionary who quite simply changednsociety as we know it. As co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer, Jobs ushered innpersonal computing to the masses, which in turn led to new innovations whichncompletely changed our way of life – from how we do our work, to the way wenwatch movies, listen to music and interact socially. On Sunday, October 30nat 20.55 CAT, Discovery Channelnwill air iGENIUS: HOW STEVE JOBSnCHANGED THE WORLD, a one-hour documentary that celebrates theseninnovations.

Hostednby Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who celebrate the spirit of innovationnthrough intellectual curiosity on Discovery Channel’s MYTHBUSTERS, the specialnwill feature interviews with people whose lives and livelihoods were forevernchanged by Jobs, including: nnnnThose at the front lines of personal computing’s birth, and former Applenemployees and executives, including: Lee Felsenstein, founding member of the Homebrew Computer Club, Daniel Kottke, a friend who travellednto India with Jobs and who later become an early Apple employee, and John Draper, an engineer who gave Jobsnhis start
Journalists,nauthors and critics who covered Jobs and his innovations, including NBCnCorrespondent Tom Brokaw, Joe Nocera (New York Times),ncultural critic Toure, Bill Werde (Billboard)nand Andrew Serwer (Fortune)
Scientistsnand educators including theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku
Musicians,nfilmmakers and designers who saw their business completely change as a resultnof Job’s technological advancements, including: Stevie Wonder, PetenWentz and lesser-known artists who credit Jobs’ innovations (suchnas iTunes) for their success nnnnHost Adam Savage says, “Someone once said that to follow the path that othersnhave laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore allnprogress is made by unreasonable men.” He continued, “Steve Jobs was annunreasonable man. He didn’t simply give the public what they wanted, he definednentirely new ways of thinking about our lives in the digital space:nproductivity, creativity, music, communication, media and art. He has touched,ndirectly and indirectly, all of our lives.”

LeenHobbs, Channel Director for Discovery Channel in Discovery Networks CEEMEA’snEmerging Business region, added: “Steve Jobs was a true genius who literallynrevolutionised the way we live our lives, communicate with one another andnconsume our media.  This special programme will honour all of hisnincredible achievements and chart the rise of his genius on a globalnscale.  The show forms part of continued commitment to offering DiscoverynChannel viewers a slate of topical specials and we’re sure that they will benmoved and fascinated by this intimate portrayal of the man who revolutionisednthe digital world.”    nnnniGENIUS: HOW STEVE JOBS CHANGED THEnWORLD is produced for Discovery Channel by NBC’s PeacocknProductions. For Discovery Channel, Brooke Runnette is ExecutivenProducer; for Peacock Productions, Colleen Halpin is Executive Producer. KnutenWalker, Benjamin Ringe and Aretha Marshall are also Executive Producers fornPeacock Productions; Sharon Scott is Executive in Charge of Production.

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