Chet Collier, che è morto in 2007, led the world’s most popular dog show into on-air production. Meteorologo senior di Fox News Janice Dean spoke with Collier’s widow, Dottie Collier, presso la sede della fiera a Tarrytown, New York to reflect on her husband’s legacy.
“He loved the dogs. He loved television,” lei disse. “This was a production… as you probably know, he loved it. And he turned the dog show into a production.”
“He had a sense of television, intendo, that was really his first love. And he loved working at Fox. He really did,” ha continuato. “credo, still today, the people that are still there that know him will always remember him. He was a very kind man. And he loved to help new people and young people.”
“He was definitely a presence,” Dottie added. “I miss him.”
Secondo il New York Times, the broadcasting executive worked behind the scenes for CNBC and Metromedia; he had a hand in developing “The Mike Douglas Show” in the 1960s and Fox News Channel nel 1996. Dottie noted since its founding, Fox has grown exponentially.
“There wasn’t that much news. [Adesso] it’s constant, 24 hours a day on so many channels. I can’t even imagine how he would have reacted to it,” lei disse, aggiungendo, “There was a niche for Fox and it was recognized. And everybody involved saw that, and that was really important.”
“Volpe, secondo me, serves a group that weren’t [sic] being served. And all the proof is there.”