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PBS Offers ‘Jobs’ Profile

12 Dec, 2011 By: John Latchem

PBS Distribution Dec. 13 releases Steve Jobs: One Last Thing on DVD at $24.99. The program uses interviews with colleagues and friends to profile the innovator behind Apple computers and other products. The documentary explores what influences shaped his character and motivated him to success.

Interview subjects include Ronald Wayne, co-founder of Apple with Jobs and Steve Wozniak; 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; will.i.am, frontman and producer for The Black Eyed Peas, whose “I Gotta Feeling” ranks as the most downloaded iTunes song ever; Dean Hovey, designer of the original mouse for Apple; and Bill Fernandez, who introduced Jobs and Wozniak in Sunnyvale, Calif., where the three hung out in his father’s garage and tinkered with electronics.

In a never-before-broadcast interview from 1994, Jobs, who died Oct. 5, 2011, expounds on his philosophy of life: “You tend to get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact; and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you … Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

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