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1/20 - Jim McKairnes, All in the Decade


At some point between Watergate and The Love Canal, between Nixon and Carter, between Vietnam and Afghanistan, between POWs and Americans Held Hostage, between Robert Altman and Steve Martin, between The Supremes and The Ramones, between Helen Reddy and Blondie, between Joe Namath and Pete Rose ... the 1970s happened. And TV tried to keep up. Or did the country try to keep up with TV?From Archie to Kunta Kinte and from "Helter Skelter" to Jiggle TV, ALL IN THE DECADE recounts ten years in the life of television.


The 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 Norman Lear upon, 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 authoring, which put strong wind in mid-career sails … Still exploring new horizons under and above the radar in an online world … And a Masters degree at last ...


Event Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902