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Stephen A. Smith: 'I am hell-bent on getting a television show, and I will not rest until it happens'

In the final installment of our Media Beat interview series with ESPN Radio host and ESPN.com columnist Stephen A. Smith, we talked about a potential Stephen A. Smith talk show.

Last year Smith was in talks with Showtime on a late-night show, talks that eventually fizzled out. That isn’t stopping Smith however, who tells us he has “unfinished business.”

“I am hell-bent on getting a television show, and I will not rest until it happens,” he says.

We also talked about his other professional interests, his acting gig in the Chris Rock movie “I Think I Love My Wife,” and his love for the ABC soap opera “General Hospital.”


Previously:

Part I: Smith talks about his philosophy for being a successful journalist.

Part II: Smith talks about some current controversies in the world of sports.

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Stephen A. Smith: 'It bothers me when nobody is criticizing me'

ESPN Radio and ESPN.com columnist Stephen A. Smith does not get bothered when people criticize or attack him. “I let most of it roll off me,” he told us in part two of our Media Beat interview.

“In my heart of hearts, I really don’t give a damn, I cannot emphasize enough how little it bothers me,” he added. “It bothers me when nobody is criticizing me, because then I am not doing something.”

We also talked about how athletes and journalists have become tabloid fodder, and why scandals–like the recent Kobe Bryant fiasco–become such big news.

“I love when people say, y’all are so negative,” he said. “Negativity sells. Well who the hell is buying it? If you weren’t buying it, we wouldn’t sell it.”


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Monday in Part I: Smith talks about his philosophy for being a successful journalist.

Wednesday in Part III: Is a Stephen A. Smith talk show coming soon?