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'Steve Jobs - One Last Thing' doc airing on PBS tonight [Video]

November 2, 2011 |  3:31 pm

Steve Jobs unveiling the Apple iMac

"One last thing" -- it was one of Steve Jobs' most well-known catchphrases, his way of introducing the last product or new feature at his one-of-a-kind presentations while Apple's CEO.

The phrase is also the title of a new PBS documentary about the late Apple Inc. co-founder, who since dying last month has been compared to Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and Henry Ford.

"Steve Jobs -- One Last Thing" airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pacific time and 10 p.m. Eastern.

The documentary, which will run about an hour in length, will feature interviews with Jobs' Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne; former presidential candidate and businessman Ross Perot, who was also a major investor in Jobs' NeXT Computer company; Dean Hovey, designer of Apple's first mouse; Robert Palladino, Jobs' calligraphy professor at Reed College; Bill Fernandez, who introduced Jobs and Wozniak in Sunnyvale, Calif.; columnist Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal; and, tech lover, music producer and member of the Black Eyed Peas, PBS said in a statement about the film.

"There has been near-universal agreement that the late Apple founder was a great innovator in business and technology, but why was he great?" PBS said of the documentary's focus. "What were the influences that shaped his character and drove him to such success from humble beginnings? With colleagues who worked closely with him and those who have chronicled his life, take an unflinching look at the mercurial, brilliant man and review his many talents and achievements."

The documentary is being released on the heels of an authorized biography on Jobs by writer Walter Isaacson, titled simply "Steve Jobs," which was released last week. In its first six-days on sale, Isaacson's book sold more than 379,000 copies in the U.S. according to the book sales tracking firm Nielsen BookScan, as reported by the website the Bookseller.

Check out some clips from the PBS film below.


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Photo: Apple Inc. co-founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs introduces the Apple iMac at the Macworld Conference in New York on July 19, 2000. Credit: Peter Morgan / Reuters