Have you watched The Food Network? If so, you’ll love The Least Likely to Succeed which details how one of the most successful TV channels ever came to fruition thanks to the creativity, perseverance and genius of Jack Clifford.
Follow Clifford from humble beginnings in Michigan on a nation-wide odyssey. Cook with Emeril, go out to dinner with Robin Leach, walk backstage at Dancing with The Stars…you’ll love the behind the scenes stories!
From Kalamazoo to Coronado, from the bottom of his class to the top of the American business world, Jack Clifford has seen it all and done most of it. Long before he founded The Food Network, fortunate timing and untold hours of hard work made Clifford a pioneer in the early days of television, cable TV and cellular phones.
The Least Likely to Succeed is hilarious and has wonderful, behind the scenes stories of famous friends like Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner and your Food Network favorites as Jack Clifford’s exploits are chronicled from Phoenix to Atlanta, from California to New England, from the bottom to the very top!
Jack Clifford graduated from Western Michigan University’s where he started the first student radio station in 1951. In 1957, he became the first sports anchorman KTVK-TV in Phoenix. He would then move to the business side of television to become President of KTAR-TV, also in Phoenix. He would later work his way up the cable television ranks to become the president of multiple media companies before founding Northwest Cable News. In 1993 he launched The Food Network distributed to 200,000 homes. Today the Food Network is in 90,000,000 homes worldwide.
Robin Leach is a British born American television personality, entertainment reporter, writer, and columnist. He is well known for his catch phrase champagne wishes and caviar dreams. He was also the Food Network’s star.