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Huge huge huge -- Football fan -- -- James Brown CBS sports book by James Brown and -- his new book James Brown sportscaster author of James Brown the role of a lifetime reflections on faith family and significant living currently the host CBS sports the NFL today.
Great great show and Showtime's inside you know fell three time Emmy award winner for outstanding studio host three time -- all Ivy League basketball player -- -- somebody.
Crowds and -- hard.
Degree in American and college degree in American government that it has it wouldn't make a telescope that's I'm not sure we have a full screen mr.
If we do.
Get a full screen up at any time that he -- hold that up right there.
Very -- Thank you for being -- -- -- apologize for my.
It's this is all he lives and citizens of what you do this -- blowing in and out like this nonstop.
-- is happy about it please go to -- about 9 o'clock maybe 930 at the email of who was booked for the show him and then it goes from.
Hit to hit the hit and additionally do it 5 o'clock happy -- 3 o'clock here.
-- the 6 o'clock in the news channel and and 830 tonight so.
Apologize for my my in the -- just.
-- -- -- -- What made you write the book I mean here's a guy.
And extremely successful I love love the way you handle it -- it's just it's just it got there is a very Bradshaw -- the -- right.
And he's gone through the generations yeah I -- you have a nice polite little leash on the little bit lately he's -- -- thoroughly enjoyed and we've had a longstanding relationship to meet their -- views was on the -- besides.
What -- you know what when I was over at fox it was Terry Bradshaw Howie Long Jimmy Johnson.
That was -- first -- first couple years -- decide to go back to pro football.
So than that Ronnie Lott came onboard after Ronnie -- the hall of Famer from the census reported hours after -- that fourth -- Howie -- like to tease that Fortier rotated a lot.
And then that Chris Collins -- came on board.
I then went to CBS where I am now which is home for me -- started CBS Dan Marino.
Boomer Esiason coach bill -- Shannon Sharpe my dad my -- Marino.
In the puppets let's hear it a new justices -- -- well.
The the if you do phenomenal job has some fashionable around and -- one just jump in there and say no you're wrong you're wrong.
If ever feel that way.
I will do -- but I'll do it a very tactful fashion is that respect and Eric in terms of having been in the trenches I have not been.
Are -- coaches they go on the sidelines but there's a legitimate question I will get in there I see -- boomers a lot of fun -- has fun I've seen.
From a ball -- a payment throne and who's it gonna it was a -- go out yep yep yep he's going to be coach production in -- You're gonna lose that -- I would -- you know what I would bet on it.
I think he likes -- tell -- -- -- he's manages money very well he's enjoying life to join his daughters I would bet on is not a given -- -- about the book what management book.
-- you know what -- -- talking -- my attorney.
Because he wanted to know why did doable previously I think I had a marquee name of the people would be entry system one.
Number two wanted to make certain it was something of substance and three I don't wanna beat people over the head with how I -- I'd say this is how you do it.
But I think -- realize that my mother and father blessed really passed along some pearls of wisdom and I wanted to be a tribute to them a legacy to them.
Hopefully some folks we'll find something meaningful and there.
What -- you know what I'll talk about the blemishes as well here tell me about the book what it would put it memoir as well as talking about themselves all kinds of things you know -- bring a background in marketing to the table having worked at Xerox -- Eastman Kodak.
-- -- talked about.
Things that were successful in a corporate environment communication skills you're tired -- all of that.
A talk about -- sports things working with the guys over at fox and CBS but there's some common -- -- -- -- that.
Would lead one to success no matter the environment and -- shared those in this as well to.
JB a couple of emails JB from it's from Tony in Indiana and worst move fox ever made while letting go JD JB I come back please.
-- the one.
I appreciate that maybe you can negotiate the next -- what you know what it's all good I love James Brown this is from Andrea and New Jersey.
Have to know why didn't fox.
-- -- it was a wonderful twelve year marriage here at fox I still get along great with those guys they're the best of friends we still communicate.
But from a career standpoint.
It was time to make -- move.
And how excited about -- we made that we've made it a competitive race even though Frank Caliendo.
Had a real good comedic get a couple weeks ago he was talking about what it's like to be a loser and -- -- just ask James Brown is gone to a loser but that.
One minute my competitive juices -- longer this gets viewed it does it did Jay Leno -- -- exactly.
He's he's very good.
I I stated.
-- like the NBC crew and of the CBS -- and -- -- the fox group what's different this between -- the fox in the -- this devious and donut shop and it's virtually same show yeah yeah there's no question about it I think it's all in taste what the viewer likes -- we have personalities.
Fox really did -- re write the script.
David Hill the CEO and chairman of fox sports said.
Sugarcoat the education -- make it fun you still disseminating information -- humorous -- CBS.
I think they are more.
Focused if you will.
But now we're making sure that -- loosen up because people -- -- want to have some fun and we're both table -- fox and CBS.
Prior to the games.
NBC does a great job because they get to read view the games here is what happened here is why it happened.
Tony Dungy -- Harris I think Tony Dungy.
By the way wrote the forward to the -- some a little bit the bias.
But Tony Dungy is a marvelous talent and a wonderful human being -- -- -- -- you question you can send it -- that can't speak to another -- him culpable.
Why did Tony Dungy sign on to the Michael that project.
If and Tony can certainly speak to a better himself we've had conversations about it.
Eric when he went to visit Michael in leavenworth prison he looked him in the and all he wanted to see was there was genuineness.
And we -- remorse.
That there was a resolute determination to make demands for what he knew in his heart was wrong.
And Tony being -- on a bash -- man of faith.
-- that -- sensing that and the guy wants forgiveness you know what oblong ball with that because that's one of the tenets of the Christian -- What's your sense that you view your audience what would -- for -- against you know Roger Goodell along Michael Vick back in Italy.
It -- he ran again.
There are a number of people with -- incontrovertible.
Attitude and intractable there there are those who will not forgive them at all.
You know what that segment is out there Tony Dungy also make me Michael ware is going to be tough uphill battle for you.
I happen to think in my years in the business there's a sizable.
Population that's waiting to make a judgment the only metric I think that's a fair one.
It's time it's if you follow through what is commitment is and thus far he's done -- he said he was gonna do you think you'll be doing -- for the rest of his -- spending time.
Talking to kids -- Brooklyn neighborhoods like his Eric.
And kids who introduced a dog fighting and an early age to turn them away.
That seems to suggest to me real serious commitment to -- DC.
It was a -- that career path we you you -- to Harvard in the right into broadcasting cholesterol I hope to play professional basketball -- spoke to that which is.
One of the the biggest failure in my life open to this point was not realizing my professional dream -- playing professional basketball.
But I realized why I didn't work as hard to stay on top that did get to -- got to college big man on campus resting on my laurels got complacent.
And and so therefore I did make it.
And how about in the game of life I would never ever allow an opportunity that I wanted to pursue passed me by because I was ill prepared.
So after after corporate America -- and Xerox of Eastman Kodak and sales and sales management.
But -- moonlighting as a broadcaster the media bug bit me.
And I continue to stair step -- -- in the black entertainment television.
Doing some black college sports work and at TVS and regional syndicator college basketball games with the NBC.
CDS -- -- of college basketball and from there that's when I began my network essence.
-- points -- it was a phenomenal.
I gotta give you props -- you US Michael Vick it is sixty minutes interview with Michael Vick and and you -- the right questions and and it it could have been easy.
Sit there and ask them.
You know some of the questions you asked what was the hardest question -- -- because you're -- you're standing this far away from the guy.
And really really gave it to -- -- -- we as a viewer -- like -- and that was phenomenal.
It's this is no softball interview couldn't be.
Would have been a disservice to Michael and certainly to the public if I had needed it soulful -- you.
Would have also been the major -- in my career is going to put perhaps certainly -- -- -- my career I've done it.
And I mean the critics were going to pan the even before the interview was done OJB was handpicked -- Michael -- team.
Please give me a break and I'll watch -- interview with that would fit and unbiased but -- point prospective new.
There was no way vehicle wanted to know some of those questions asked them what you did a great television what was read what was it is credit.
He asked for the tough questions we'll have visited with him in leavenworth and said Michael.
Your words this is not a puppet of you I've got to ask you the hard questions TC GB.
Asked -- the hard questions -- answers to them probably the toughest because he ran the operation he funded it but I had to delineate.
The list of charges that because he bankrolled that he was guilty of electrocution.
Shooting -- May mean dogs those that did not perform well.
Eliminating -- Horrible stuff.
Michael what about adults did you and do you feel remorse what happened so.
-- I'm looking for the remorse when US and -- question I think everyone watching going.
We see the remorse would you be good jobs and not see sure I'm picking out -- picking up any remorse in this guy.
You know -- he's sorry he lost the 150 million dollar contract to understand all that but the remorse part.
Was the one I was waiting for you to -- you did a fantastic job on it.
Important for people make up their own minds about that I wanted to engage in any kind of but give -- of my opinion on that Eric.
People have to make up their own minds what we're all ask that you know what someone very very smart in this building once pulled me aside -- what you do.
And I'm glad you do in this is when.
Before as a lot I actually was.
Rookie I'm not a journalist by trade idea I spent.
The first part of my career playing pro baseball second part -- of the trader on Wall Street the third part here.
They threw me the keys Glenn Beck show.
Millions and clintons -- viewers.
And after that show equal besides you know wind got that could you ask the question that that you were once past the one that's in their mind and that's exactly what you do without Michael.
Michael Vick and I'd love to see irregular on sixty minutes is that is that potentially in the cards.
We are discussing doing more -- you know I -- twelve years as one of the original correspondence -- real sports with Bryant -- Love the long form part of TV not sound -- oriented.
I wouldn't doubt that they're gonna be some other opportunities Bryant -- you brought -- was story.
You're -- -- in cyberspace inside baseball home run them this for me the guy at the world by the you know what's for a -- and -- is that today should it it.
And then give it all and now I'm not sure where he -- cities get his -- it too big for his career.
Don't know what about to make that kind of judgment what I can't speak to in terms of my professional relationship with them one of the absolute best interview was in all of television -- Smart.
Quick -- what -- the insightful questions.
He really pushed me and helped me to develop.
It's not a fact I felt most comfortable doing the Michael Vick into view because of what we did one -- -- program as well and a great roster of talent Bernie Goldberg.
Frank Deford Mary.
-- -- you've named it a good group of folks there.
Read this James Brown for president.
The Vick paid his debt to society but I can never forgive anyone -- purposely -- defenseless animal.
Again my point of -- exactly I listen Michael Vick fantastic athlete.
Deserves to go write books -- -- -- wants to do trying to TV spot and CBS as the ones he might eleven year old son.
Emulating quarterback for that the Philadelphia Eagles weapons be much of it that just out of curiosity and about war correspondent asking the question.
At what point will he -- if you will forgiveness and -- your mind or any others.
He's -- I've forgiven him.
He says he's remorseful I've -- I just don't want him to be I don't want him to be my son's teacher then in school I don't want to be my son's -- In church and and -- -- to be my son's.
Athletic idol you don't want who we -- we aspires to be.
Interesting that you mentioned preaches is one of the categories and you know that there are number four wearing the call right now.
Who were inveterate -- before that.
Done some pretty awful things but truly made a 180 and are up there articulating.
And preaching the right route to go.
And I would like that knocked back -- -- -- here.
My house of worship and at least are being all honest about there's no way we -- all treasure.
JB it's 4 o'clock you've been a phenomenal phenomenal guess I would love to have you back some time.
Particularly the tape in New York -- -- your man had 57 street -- -- come knock on the window one of these states.
They've got to get some insight from your baseball appreciate so thank you very much James -- -- channels Carol lifetime and that's I'm books bookshelf right now absolutely.
And test and looking forward to it thank you so in -- promised to give bowling shout out this weekend.
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