We’re Live in 5: My Extraordinary Life in Television

By Jeff Margolis, Loren Stephens

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

Introduced to showbiz by his uncle Monty Hall, legendary host of Let’s Make a Deal, Jeff Margolis quickly forged his own path with natural talent, charisma, and bar mitzvah money. Today, as one of the most prolific directors/producers of event television, Margolis is not only a technical ringmaster but also a confidante 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.

“Nobody has better stories or more to say.” —Whoopi Goldberg, EGOT, 4x Oscar Host