October 6, 2011
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Emerson Brown, NPR


   

NPR REMEMBERS THE LIFE OF STEVE JOBS

SPECIAL STREAMING IN NPR NEWS iPHONE APP AND AT NPR.org,
TONIGHT AT 7PM (ET)

NPR remembers the life and legacy of Steve Jobs with a one-hour special streaming live tonight at 7:00PM (ET), in the NPR News iPhone app, and online at NPR.org. The special may also be broadcast on NPR Member stations nationwide.

During the program, host David Greene speaks with friends and colleagues of the late Apple co-founder, as well as thought-leaders and influencers from the business and entertainment fields, about Jobsí incredible impact on technology, culture, communication and society: from the first Mac all the way to the iPhone and iPad. Guests include Trip Hawkins, former Apple director of strategy and marketing; Robert Brunner, former director of industrial design at Apple; and Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn. Greene also talks with famed record producer Phil Ramone about the iPod and iTunes/Apple effect on the music industry.

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt joins the special with a report from the Apple store in Shanghai on how Chinese citizens are reacting to the news of Jobsí death and covering the impact Apple products have had in China. The special also looks back at one of Jobsí most resonating speeches, delivered as the 2005 Stanford University commencement address.

The special will stream LIVE tonight at 7PM (ET) from the NPR News iPhone App, available for free in the iTunes store. It will also stream from NPR.org, where it will be archived.