I cannot say enough good words about Mike and do recommend him highly.  In 1991, I was a member of Mike's industry-wide panel to review funding trends and recommend strategies for increasing funding of public television. I knew Mike before this time and was always impressed with his prescient and

prognostic knowledge and actions that created a sound future for local station services. His positive excitement about his work and inspiring manner went a long way toward motivating elders in his midst. Besides, he is a joy to work with. He'll never be satisfied with good enough.