Sherman arrived at the podium lugging a camera, which he used to shoot video and snap a few pictures of the media staring back at him. He looked every reporter in the eye and hopped out of his seat several times to make sure he could hear the query, very much a guy who majored in communications at Stanford. He joked around with celebrities and fist-bumped a couple of aspiring school-age journalists 鈥?neither much taller than the barrier in front of Sherman.
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