October 12th, 2011
10:21 AM ET
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we consume pop culture, so it's fitting that his life's work will be remembered not only at the movies, but also on TV.
Jobs' work will be highlighted on the Discovery Channel with an hour-long special called, "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World." Hosted by "MythBusters" team Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the documentary will feature interviews with those whose lives and careers were impacted by Jobs.
From musicians Stevie Wonder and Pete Wentz to former Apple employees to media figures like Tom Brokaw and Billboard's Bill Werde, the interviews aim to honor and explore how their lives were changed by Jobs.
"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 "Mythbusters'" Savage in a statement from the network. "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."
To that end, MTV is also planning to air a musical tribute to Jobs during this month's O Music Awards 2.
The awards show celebrates the artists, innovators and fans that have impacted the digital music space. The network says the tribute will be performed by an "up-and-coming artist" and will include an "iconic song," but other details are slim. Other performers include Kelly Clarkson, The Band Perry, Demi Lovato, Mac Miller, Midi Mafia and DJ Diamond Kuts.
The event will be livestreamed on OMusicAwards.com on October 31 beginning at 11:30 p.m. Discovery's "iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World" will air October 16 at 8 p.m. ET.
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