Longtime CBS Television executive Jim McKairnes recounts the years that took him from his Philadelphia rowhome to an executive position at TV's Number One network, thanks to an all-bets-off decision to change his life with a move west at age 29 and then to a chance meeting with a entertainment legend named Norman Lear when he got there. * How does television work? How does Hollywood? What's it like to meet and even work alongside stars of the day as well as small-screen heroes from Cronkite to Cher? What makes a TV network run? THE SHEEP IS WHAT MAKES IT FUNNY spins the tale. It's the story of having a dream, and then getting the chance to live it out -- by full stepping into it.