The Mythbusters on Steve Jobs: “iGenius” Documentary to Air October 16th

    October 11, 2011
    Josh Wolford

The men with some of the best jobs in the world, the Mythbusters guys, will host an hour-long documentary on the life of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Discovery Channel has announced that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will helm iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World.

The special will air on Sunday, October 16th at 8 pm Eastern on The Discovery Channel, and across the world over the Discovery network in over 210 countries.

The documentary will feature interviews with a wide variety of people who were impacted by the life of Steve Jobs, including: former Apple employees and execs, scientists, musicians such as Stevie Wonder, and other notables like Tom Brokaw.

One half of the Mythbusters, Adam Savage, hinted on Twitter that the project might have been in the works for a little while –

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“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,” says Savage.

“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.”

If you aren’t familiar with Savage and Hyneman, here they are turning a water heater into a rocket –

[Image Courtesy Mythbusters official site]