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Cover Me Boys, I'm Going in: Tales of the Tube from a Broadcast Brat

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Growing up in the shadow of one of network affiliate television's groundbreakers, Keith Hirshland was destined to follow in his father's footsteps. In this gripping new memoir, readers will follow Hirshland's stories as he witnesses the creation of sports networks and works alongside the legends of broadcasting. With a career that spans more than thirty years, Hirshland ...more
Paperback, 530 pages
Published August 8th 2013 by Createspace
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Shoshanah
Mar 19, 2014 Shoshanah rated it liked it
I'm not a big golf fan, but I am a big tv fan which is the main reason I wanted to read this one. Cover Me Boys is the memoir of the original producers of the Golf Channel, so while I knew there would be a lot of golf, I was hoping there would be enough tv production for me to stay interested. Thankfully, for the most part I was right.

Hirshland does have a big background in TV production coming from a family where his father owned a tv station. We're able to travel alongside Hisrland from his fa
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William Smith
Mar 16, 2014 William Smith rated it it was amazing
I really wanted to read this book because I have become a real fan of The Golf Channel as well as ESPN. I have also found that biographies can be very interesting, and the broadcasting industry is of special interest.
Generally, I was very pleased with my reading of this book. It was everything I hoped it would be. Keith grew up the son of a local TV broadcasting executive, and was steeped in the inner workings of the industry his entire life. This up-bringing permeates every day of his life.

I hi
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Claire
Sep 10, 2016 Claire rated it liked it
I received "Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In" as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

The second generation of a broadcasting legacy, Keith Hirshland recounts his life in the field, from his early days on a Reno news station to his later career with ESPN, ESPN2, and, most prominently, The Golf Channel.

It's an interesting read, and not necessarily for a sports fan. Would you get more out of it if you knew most/all the names (mostly golfers) Hirshland drops? Probably. That said, I know nothing about golf but
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Karen
Feb 24, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
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I was a Goodreads winner of this book. Received it right before Christmas 2013 and didn't get to read it until January 2014.

This was a fun, informative read. The author shared his love of family, the history in the early days of television, and his growing-up years as the son of a television pioneer. The description of the author's learning curve in sports TV, how sports productions are created and the work involved was an eye-opener. I remember watching some of the golf events described in the
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Keith Hirshland is the son of a local television broadcast icon and a thirty-year, Emmy Award-winning, veteran of the television industry. His experience has taken him all across the country, covering sport's most famous athletes and television's most interesting and charismatic personalities. Having worked at both the local affiliate and national network levels, Hirshland was on hand for the ...more
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