I think, in some ways, Michael Jackson is out of touch with reality, and I don't think he has people around him who can say, Michael, can't do this. Michael, you can't do that. Michael, you can't say this. You know, I think he has been so big for so long that he can do whatever he wants to do.
[Despite making the playoffs last year, the team felt it could have achieved much more than they did.] We could have done better last year, ... We lost a lot of one goal games.
That stayed with you?
The report has not answered all our questions.
Yeah, I've gotten myself into (gambling) situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope, ... It's very embarrassing...one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.'
I've gotten myself into [gambling] situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope
When we lost the competition, we lost the public will to continue
We were the first and thank God we're still ticking, ... We were the first at what we did, the first newsmagazine program. Today, the television landscape is littered with them.
When you're in a tournament, that's what you're looking to do?
I would listen to how they told the story, to what elements they used, to how it sounded, and that's who I patterned myself after, the people who were on CBS News.
The people in your life are important. Meaningful relationships with those people are very important.
You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important.
I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business.
I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game.
Then I learned how to do wraparounds and things like that. I had no experience.