I only met him one brief time many years ago and he seemed like a nice enough guy. He was an avid hunter who loved deer, turkey and waterfowl hunting. And while I can't speak as to his true character behind the camera, I know on it, he set the bar for legitimate outdoor television hosts with his good looks and strong-voiced delivery. Like Mays, Newsom was at heart, a pitchman, whose Newsom Productions put him in the role of doing countless TV commercials for local car dealerships throughout his native Oklahoma. I didn't know this, but he also served on the school board in his hometown of Bixby, Okla. In fact, the school's Web site has a pretty interesting bio (http://www.bixbyps.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=6880×tamp=1233612047×tamp=1233612092) of Newsom that shows like most of the people we get to know through television, their lives are much deeper than what they appear on the small screen.