We're Live In 5: My Extraordinary Life in Live Television

In this dazzling Hollywood memoir, Jeff Margolis takes us on the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of television’s most memorable variety series and specials spanning the past fifty years—from the most iconic variety shows of the 1970s to the Oscars.

Today, as one of the most prolific directors/producers of event television, Margolis is not only a technical ringmaster but also a confidant and sage to the stars who headline the shows.

Students of television will savor the “how-to” of event television while fans will love the intimate stories of beloved stars like Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Cher, Sammy Davis Jr., Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, and Oprah Winfrey. While not a sordid tell-all, We’re Live in 5 is a tell-it-as-it-is with all the glamour you expect, along with a deeply revealing human portrait of working with larger-than-life personalities at television’s most dizzying and demanding heights.

His memoir is published by Post Hill and is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever books are sold.

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Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.


"Considering his live-TV background, it’s no surprise that he wants to keep things moving quickly, but Margolis has plenty of wisdom to impart."

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