Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 19
Also airs: Sunday, Feb. 22, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks
He is one of the great salesmen — a natural storyteller and pitchman, someone who instinctively understands what motivates buyers and sellers alike, and, thankfully, someone who understands that there’s more to life than commerce. Maybe it’s because he didn’t start out expecting to become the leading Texas adman of his day and has never thought of himself in the quote-unquote advertising business. Born and raised 60 years ago in the tiny town of Brownwood, Roy Spence enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin intending to be a lawyer. One pre-law class cured him of that particular affliction, and he switched his major to government. more