HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2013 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast a special program titled, “High Point University Presents: Steve Wozniak” that features HPU president Nido Qubein and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The program will air on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Check local listings for channel information.
Wozniak served as HPU’s Commencement speaker in May, where he addressed graduates with a message about innovation and invention as the path to success and to solving the world’s problems. Afterwards, Wozniak sat down with Dr. Qubein for an extended question and answer session that was filmed on the HPU campus for the UNC-TV broadcast.
This is the latest in a series of specials that UNC-TV has presented on HPU’s Cultural Enrichment Series. Past specials have included a discussion with bestselling author and marketing pioneer Seth Godin; HPU’s entrepreneurship roundtable discussion with business leaders including Gov. Pat McCrory and racing CEO Richard Childress; as well as a presentation with Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and one of Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People.
Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.
Since leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures that focus primarily on computer capabilities and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. He “adopted” the Los Gatos School District, where he provided students and teachers with state-of-the-art technology equipment.