Tonight on PBS: Steve Jobs – One Last Thing

Even if you’re (understandably) suffering from “Jobs fatigue,” I still strongly recommend setting your DVR for PBS tonight, because PBS’ Jobs documentary  promises to show you a number of fascinating insights about the man you’ve likely never seen or heard before.

Steve Jobs – One Last Thing takes a deeper look into Jobs’ personal influences, including Wall Street Journal’s famous tech journalist Walt Mossberg; co-founder of Apple Ronald Wayne, first Apple employee Bill Fernandez; the Reed College calligraphy professor who turned Jobs on to typography design, Robert Palladino; the designer of Apple’s original mouse, Dean Hovey; Triumph of the Nerds documentarian Robert Cringley; and Pixar co-founder Dr. Alvy Smith, who clashed with Jobs on numerous occasions.

You’ll see a never-before-broadcast interview with Jobs that was filmed approximately one year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the interview, Jobs reportedly talks about his personal life philosophy, and gives viewers advice on changing your lifestyle to achieve your ambitions and dreams.

The clips from the documentary that I’ve embedded below were more than enough to whet my appetite. In the first clip, Jobs’ rivalry with Bill Gates is examined, showing how it was sometimes a friendly rivalry and other times not so much. The second clip describes how Jobs gave an original Macintosh to John Lennon’s son at the boy’s birthday party, and attracted the attention of famed artist Andy Warhol, who was also in attendance. It’s these kinds of anecdotes and insights that make One Last Thing stand out from the crowd.

I’ll be watching. Will you? Check your local listings for exact air times.

About Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

Comments

  1. Entirely awful, worse than my cringing early expectations. Walt Mossberg in particular destroyed the program. His gross misinformation about ‘Apple was 90 days from bankruptcy’ was the climax of the program’s ineptitude. This is media reinforcing media created lies once again, just as it did on 60 Minutes last week. History be damned. That this monstrosity was created and broadcast by Public Broadcasting makes me particularly upset. That this worthless garbage program will be repeatedly broadcast for years to come as ‘factual’, useful and meaningful is disgusting.

    Apparently facts and truth are entirely ignorable in our decrepit contemporary culture for the sake of dramatic effect and audience appeal. Consider me gagging. So much for honoring the life of the remarkable Steve Jobs.

    :-Q*******

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