He’s uber competitive, loves watching sports movies with his kids and you to read his book “Reach” Arthur Smith takes a Beyond the Mic Short Cut now…
We’re joined on the Starline by one of the pioneers in nonfiction television, winner of many awards, nominated for several Emmy’s. His teams have guided more than 200 shows and is the executive producer for Hell’s Kitchen and American Ninja Warrior. His book “Reach” is on a mission to inspire, inform and entertain. We welcome Arthur Smith.
Arthur, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You have spent your life producing programs & for a short time was a studio exec and once an actor. Why was telling human stories in new ways important for you?
What was the one thing you wanted to reach for but didn’t that helped propel you to where you are today?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Best thing about being a girl dad to Leah and Rachel?
2. How competitive are you in board games ?
3. Which TV show growing up did you schedule your life around?
4. Favorite place in LA to think?
5. Thin, hand tossed, pan or Chicago style pizza?
6. What’s the one thing in your life you wouldn’t give up ever?
7. Favorite place on the Ryerson University campus?
8. Best tip Dick Clark ever gave you?
How has your greatest failures help refocus you to your greatest successes?
How has your business changed and evolved from when you 1st arrived in Hollywood to today?
One Big Question:
Early in your career you helped the Bloorview Children’s Hospital. The proceeds from Reach will go to the Reach Foundation which help lift people to reach for their dreams, how does helping others help you?
How did your dad + mom help you?
Favorite Pink Floyd song?
He’s uber competitive, watching sports movies with his kids and you to read his book “Reach” Arthur Smith, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
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