PBS’ Steve Jobs Documentary ‘One Last Thing’ Likely to Incite Controversy

Corey MatthewsSince Steve Jobs‘ passing, the media has, naturally, treated the man’s memory with a great deal of respect and affability. Nary a negative word has been spoken of Jobs in the past few weeks, as everyone prefers to focus on his triumphs and unparalleled contributions, rather than the flaws he must have had — being a person, and all. Well, a new documentary called Steve Jobs — One Last Thing is set to air on PBS next week, and intends to take a more candid view of the man.

The documentary intends by no means to disgrace or devalue Jobs, but rather to show his difficult, controlling businessman side that was necessary to accomplish all he did. The title of the documentary comes from Jobs’ catchphrase “Oh, one more thing,” something he would say after long presentations to public audiences right before revealing his latest project, a.k.a. the real attraction.

Individuals featured on the documentary include Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne, Dean Hovey and Bill Fernandez (all from Apple), as well as politican Ross Perot (an early investor in Jobs’ NeXT Computer), Prof. Robert Palladino (who inspired some of the designs behind the Mac), and Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, whose “I Got a Feeling” holds the record for most downloaded song on iTunes to date.

Steve Jobs – One Last Thing will air on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.