Reach: Hard Lessons and Learned Truths from a Life­time in Television

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September 1, 2021

Crit­ics Choice award-win­ning and Emmy-nom­i­nat­ed Hol­ly­wood pro­duc­er Arthur Smith is the inno­va­tor behind some of the longest-run­ning unscript­ed series in TV his­to­ry — includ­ing Hel­l’s Kitchen and Amer­i­can Nin­ja War­rior.

In Reach, Arthur shares his adven­tures, tri­umphs, and hard-won lessons from his aston­ish­ing career, which includes becom­ing the youngest-ever Head of CBC Sports in Cana­da, mov­ing to Amer­i­ca to help grow FOX Sports Net, being men­tored by the icon­ic Dick Clark — and mak­ing the biggest reach of his career in 2000 with the launch of A. Smith & Co. Pro­duc­tions, which has since pro­duced over 200 tele­vi­sion shows on more than 50 networks.

Arthur takes us behind the scenes of dozens of piv­otal moments in sports and TV his­to­ry, includ­ing wild anec­dotes from names such as Mar­lon Bran­do, Gor­don Ram­say, Mag­ic John­son, Lit­tle Richard, Wayne Gret­zky, Simon Cow­ell, and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Through­out the book, Arthur illus­trates just how far you can go when you work hard, take risks, and reach for your dreams.

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