Conversations with Ken: Dennis Swanson, FOX Television
Swanson shares insights on discovering Oprah and reinventing Monday Night Football.
Dennis Swanson, President of Station Operations at FOX Television Stations, Inc. recently joined Ken Freeman, Dean of Boston University School of Management, for a discussion on Swanson’s 50-year career in the media industry. Their discussion is part of our new “Conversations with Ken” video series.
During their chat, Swanson talks about his many career highlights, including orchestrating one of the most dramatic shifts in major sports program history by persuading the International Olympic Committee to stagger its winter and summer games and hold them every two years, leading “Monday Night Football” to be one of television’s top-rated primetime programs, and giving Oprah Winfrey her first daytime talk show, which evolved into “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the most successful talk show in television history.
In this interview, Dennis Swanson, President of Station Operations at FOX Television Stations, Inc. shares insights on discovering Oprah, reinventing Monday Night Football, and staggering the winter and summer Olympics.