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October 6th, 2011
10:41 AM ET

Former Apple CEO John Sculley reflects on Jobs' legacy

John Sculley, former Apple CEO, had a falling out with Steve Jobs in the 1980s. Just two years after joining Apple, Sculley and Jobs were clashing over the company's direction, which resulted in Jobs getting fired from the company. Sculley calls Jobs' departure from Apple the "darkest hour of [his] professional life."

A few weeks ago Sculley said he wishes he had a do-over with Jobs from their falling out 30 years ago.

This morning on American Morning, Sculley talks about what it was like to work with Jobs, and explains the tensions within the company that led to the end of their working relationship.

Filed under: Apple • Steve Jobs
October 6th, 2011
10:07 AM ET editor on the creative genius that was Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was not only a genius technologist, but an amazing marketer, beautiful artist and an extraordianry visionary that people in every industry admire. People in many fields have been following his career and every incredible invention he creates, including

Leander Kahney, editor and publisher of and author of "Inside Steve's Brain," remembers the creative genius that was Steve Jobs.

Filed under: Apple • Steve Jobs
October 6th, 2011
09:46 AM ET

Former Apple VP Elliot on the 'Steve Jobs Way' and comparisons to Walt Disney

After the news of Steve Jobs' death broke Wednesday, many of his co-workers and Apple employees are speaking out about the legacy of one of the greatest visionaries of our time.

One of them, Jay Elliot, author of "The Steve Jobs Way" and former Apple Senior Vice President, met Steve Jobs at a restaurant and quickly became his right hand man. Elliott says he was "intense and always on top of things". He talks to American Morning about Steve Jobs' vision and how it led to his success.

Filed under: Apple • Steve Jobs
October 6th, 2011
09:33 AM ET

Apple co-founder Wozniak: Steve Jobs 'a great, great, great visionary and leader'

As the world continues to mourn the loss of former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, many are celebrating his life this morning and remembering the remarkable contribution he's made to consumer computing.

This morning on American Morning, Carol Costello, Christine Romans and Ali Velshi talk with Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder who started the company with Steve Jobs in 1976. He explains what it was like working with Jobs, and how he hopes the world will remember him.

Check back here later for a full transcript, which will be posted once it's available.

Filed under: Apple • Steve Jobs
August 25th, 2011
09:13 AM ET

Is Steve Jobs critically tied to Apple's success and brand? editor discusses

Apple chief executive officer Steve Jobs resigned last evening, effective immediately. Apple made no mention of Jobs' health in its statement about the change, but Jobs alluded to it in a letter he sent to the company's board.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know," Jobs wrote. "Unfortunately, that day has come."

Jobs has been on medical leave from the company since January for an undisclosed medical condition, although he continued to make Apple's major strategic decisions.

Leander Kahney, editor and publisher of and author of "Inside Steve's Brain," joins American Morning today to discuss what Jobs' resignation says about his health and to weigh in on what it means for the Apple brand.

Filed under: Apple • Steve Jobs
August 25th, 2011
08:19 AM ET

Following Steve Jobs' resignation, Tim Cook to take over as company CEO

Following Apple CEO Steve Jobs' resignation yesterday, chief operating officer Tim Cook is set to take over the position as per Jobs' recommendation.

Cook was named COO in 2005 and has been responsible for Apple's product sales and operations, overseeing the company's manufacturing, distribution and inventories.

Although Cook has nearly 30 years of experience in the computer industry, design and marketing, for which Jobs was famous,  is not his specialty.

Today on American Morning, Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor for Fortune Magazine, discusses Tim Cook's background and explains whether or not the public should expect to see a change in the Apple company due to Jobs' resignation.

Filed under: Apple • Steve Jobs