Back from Roger King’s funeral, WBBM Chicago prez Joe Ahern says the affair was "a grand tribute" to the syndication pioneer. Ahern describes it as a classic Irish wake, full of laughs, full of tears. The speakers included Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Debra Norville, Leslie Moonves and King’s brothers and sister, but Ahern says it was King’s daughters that were most affecting.
"I have three daughters myself," he says, "so to listen to Roger’s three daughters speak about him, it was really moving."
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.