A documentary about the late Steve Jobs is going to be aired this Sunday, October 18 by Discovery Channel, starring Mythbusters’ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as hosts.
Entertainment Weekly reveals
that the cable specialty channel has ordered a documentary of Steve Jobs featuring Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the popular show Mythbusters.
In regards to the upcoming one-hour special, Savage said: “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.”
“Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. 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,” Savage added.
According to the aforementioned news source, the special will be based on interviews with several people who are in a position to talk about the life of the Apple co-founder.
One of them is Lee Felsenstein, a founding member of the Homebrew Computer Club. Another is Daniel Kottke, who is known to have traveled to India with Jobs. Kottke would later become an Apple employee.
John Draper, an engineer who gave Jobs his start, is also being interviewed for the special.
The interviewee list ends with musicians Stevie Wonder and Pete Wentz, who will talk about how their careers have been touched by Steve Jobs’ innovations.
As noted above, the documentary will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 16th. The airing hour is 8 p.m ET. The special will be aired across Discovery’s portfolio of networks in 210 territories, according to the report.
Apple is planning a celebration of Steve Jobs’ life with Apple employees on October 19th.