jim mckairnes



“…a near legendary knowledge of prime-time schedules throughout the medium’s history…”
-- Variety

“[T]here is gold in this Jim McKairnes.”

-- Norman Lear

“Jim’s unparalleled knowledge of television gave CBS an invaluable leg up ...”
-- CBS president Kelly Kahl

Son of an unsung TV pioneer from the experimental days of 1940s Philadelphia ... Follows a presumed destiny to Hollywood following an East Coast journalism start … Discovered upon arrival by legendary TV producer Norman Lear upon arrival, leading to the long-running dream-fulfilling post behind the scenes at CBS … Executive stints in cable and at the studios follow, then teaching and writing and other stuff that put strong wind in mid-career sails … Still exploring new horizons under and above the radar in an online world … And a late-in-life Masters degree at last ...

photo courtesy Sally Govan