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Discovery To Air Documentary iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed The World

If you haven’t been able to fill your brains with as much knowledge as you can on the life and work of the late Steve Jobs, Discovery has something you might be interested in. The network announced today that they’ll be airing a special documentary called iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, iGenius is a one-hour documentary, which will be hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and will highlight Jobs’ work in advancing technology and how his contributions to personal computers have changed the way we do things. Journalists, scientists and educators will be interviewed throughout the film, including Tom Brokaw, Joe Nocera, Stevie Wonder, Pete Wentz, Daniel Kottke, and John Draper.

“Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man,” co-host Adam Savage said. “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.”

Given the public’s reaction to Jobs’ death, much of which reflects Savage’s comment, in focusing on how much Jobs contributed to modern day culture through his company Apple, I don’t think there can be enough specials like this right now. Celebrating his life and the work he’s done not only acknowledges the mark he’s made on the world, but it will hopefully inspire others to strive to reach the kind of heights innovators like Jobs have in their lives.

iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed The World airs on Discovery on Sunday, October 16th at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.