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September 15th, 2023

Arthur Smith: A Lifetime in Television

  1. Arthur Smith: A Lifetime in Television Tony Chapman 48:31

Arthur Smith shares excerpts from his book Reach – Hard Lessons and Earned Truths from a Lifetime in Television. Arthur talks about what it was like to work with Gordon Ramsay on Hell’s Kitchen (excellent) and to try and convince Donald Trump to be part of a show. (not so excellent). Arthur also talks about his surprise hit American Ninja Warriors and many other behind-the-scenes stories, including Simon Cowell. 

Arthur Smith grew up as a shy kid surrounded by a wonderful family who believed in and supported his dreams. Arthur learned how to reach at a young age and has never stopped climbing—Arthur became a producer at 22, heading up CBC Sports at 28, battling US networks in Olympic showdowns, and then Moving to the United States to work with Dick Clark and Fox Studios.

Arthur continues to reach. He went from producer to entrepreneur when he founded A. Smith & Co. He has produced over 200 television shows for over 50 countries. 

Today, with his Reach Foundation, Arthur Smith is as passionate about inspiring the youth to reach as he is entertaining the public. Tune in to applaud an incredible career while learning powerful lessons on how to reach for all you want.

To purchase Arthur Smith’s book Reach:


Tony Chapman Host of Chatter that Matters - Radio and Podcast

Tony Chapman hosts the popular radio show and podcast "Chatter that Matters." Each week, Tony shares a story of someone who has overcome circumstances to chase their dreams and change their world and ours for the better. Tony's guests have included Nobel Peace Prize Nominees, Time Magazine's Hero of the Planet, National Geographic Explorer of the Year, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award Winners, Gold Medalists, NY Times Best Selling Authors, Leaders from all Walks of Life, Warriors for Humanity and people you have never heard of, but their stories need to be shared.

Chatter that Matters is ranked by Listen Notes in the top 1% of most popular podcasts worldwide and enjoys a 5-star rating on Spotify and 4.8 out of 5 on Apple.

Chapman has been inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends and the Canadian Advertising and PR Hall of Fame, cementing his status as a true industry icon. He has also inspired audiences worldwide, having spoken in China, Brazil, Poland, Scotland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and North America.

As he says at the end of every podcast - It's Tony Chapman, Let's Chat Soon.

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