jim mckairnes

a tv guy




 




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A strange title...

Back to school ...

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

It's not about sheep. Or comedy, for that matter.(I'm told it's funny, though.) It's about escaping into TV as a kid and then escaping into it for real as an adult. About a rowhome in Northeast Philadelphia, the power of words and images, and Cronkite. And Cher.

Lecturing and teaching, maybe even being heard, give or take a smartphone with ear-buds. 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...