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Life of Reilly: The rise, fall and rise again

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite writers and always will be. Everybody here criticizes and makes fun of him, but he's up there with Royko and Lewis Grizzard as far as I'm concerned. I get what happened to him, too. Some people simply cannot churn out award winning material year after year after year for 40 years. The pressure and workload is too much.

    So he took a step back, mailed his shit in for a few years. Good for him. He's enjoying life now, not work, and that's all that matters.
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  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I was going to ask what she was doing, then hit the googles and saw she's hosting a late-night ESPN+ show. I'd say that fits the definition of irrelevant.
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Not irrelevant if ESPN is making a big push to make ESPN+ a success.

    ESPN is doing kind of an interesting thing. They have a lot of really good people under contract doing several jobs instead of having a single promotable focus. People like Katie Nolan, Mina Kimes and Sarah Spain bounce around between writing, filling in on HQ and Around the Horn, hosting podcasts and doing weekend radio without having any main gig on the main network. It give the network a deep bench and a lot of flexibility.
  4. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

  5. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    You'll appreciate this story. I'll never forget working for a local TV station (this particular station = my definition of hell)... and I found out from the guys at the competing station that they were going to bid on the package to televise the local college hoops powerhouse.

    Wanting to kiss ass, I immediately told our station GM. He said, "Fantastic. We'll bid too and raise the asking price sky high." He had no intention of getting the package-- he just wanted to hurt the other station badly. And he did.
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