The Sheep Is What Makes It Funny

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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).

The Sheep Is What Makes It Funny

From Philadelphia to CBS, How I Found Myself in Television

Authored by Jim McKairnes

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.

Publication Date:
1481883186 / 9781481883184
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts / General

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