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Longtime CBS Television executive Jim McKairnes recounts the years that took him from his Philadelphia rowhome to an executive position at TV's Number One network, thanks to an all-bets-off decision to change his life with a move west at age 29 and then to a chance meeting with a entertainment legend named Norman Lear when he got there. * How does television work? How does Hollywood? What's it like to meet and even work alongside stars of the day as well as small-screen heroes from Cronkite to Cher? What makes a TV network run? THE SHEEP IS WHAT MAKES IT FUNNY spins the tale. It's the story of having a dream, and then getting the chance to live it out -- by full stepping into it.
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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jim McKairnes is a writer, TV executive, and college instructor who lives in the Los Angeles area. He has held the posts of Senior Vice-President, Program Planning and Scheduling, CBS Television Network (1993-2006) and Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Development, CBS Studios (2008-2010), among others in broadcast- and cable-television. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at De Paul University in Chicago and a guest-lecturer at colleges nationwide. And he is author of 103 WAYS TO GET INTO TV (BY 102 WHO DID, PLUS ME).
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1481883186