Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs entitled iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World. If that doesn’t get you excited enough, this will: the hosts of the special will be Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the hosts of Discovery’s Mythbusters.
“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,” Savage said. “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.”
The special will feature interviews with Lee Felsenstein, founding member of the Homebrew Computer Club, Daniel Kottke, who traveled to India with Jobs and who later become an early Apple employee, and John Draper, an engineer who gave Jobs his start. Musicians Stevie Wonder and Pete Wentz will talk about how Jobs’ innovations impacted their careers.
The documentary premieres Sunday, October 16 at 8/7c and will air across Discovery’s portfolio of networks in 210 countries and territories.