back to school ...

Born and raised in Philadelphia. Career beginnings in Tennessee. A longtime network-TV suit in a Los Angeles. Now a consultant and teacher and writer. Go figure. But it's still all about the written word and the moving picture.

Lecturing and teaching, maybe even being heard, give or take a smartphone with earbuds or two. Probably learning more than I'm passing on. (Student: "What do you mean 'When's the show on? It's on when I *turn* it on, Professor.")

welcome...

jim mckairnes


a strange title...

It's not about sheep. It's about escaping into the fantasy of TV as a kid and then for real as an adult, in the executive suite of CBS. About a rowhome in Northeast Philadelphia, the power of the screen, the hard turns of life. And about Cher.