Ben Mankiewicz got off to a bit of a rocky start when he was hired as a host on Turner Classic Movies in 2003.
The vintage movie channel's loyalists complained that he was disrespectful in his introductions to the films. And probably for good reason.
"I am a little snarky," Mankiewicz acknowledged.
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But they were even more concerned that TCM was trying to replace main host Robert Osborne, who has been with the channel since its launch in 1994 and has become...