Half-baked ideas: Why my cooking show soured

E.W. Scripps outperformed many newspaper stocks in recent years because the Rocky Mountain News publisher invested smartly in cable TV — including the very popular Food Network. But it turns out that producing the Cookin’ With Jim Show was a tough nut to crack.

I was holding The Dairy Hollow House Cookbook at the start of this episode. I bought a copy at that famous Ozarks bed-and-breakfast when I lived in Arkansas, from 1985-91.

Earlier: More Gannett Blog TV episodes on my YouTube channel

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