I’m an interview show junkie. I love watching and listening to talk-shows and Podcasts. We often neglect the importance of a great interviewer that makes a successful program, as the emphasis are often placed on the interviewees, who are the stars.
Below are some of my favorite interviewers. Their style couldn’t be more distinct from each other. Yet, they hold much common grounds (such as what’s been pointed out above). I bolded 3 points that I thought were the most important.
Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Piers Morgan, Ru Yi (Phoenix TV), to the lesser known in this region, Rove McManus (Channel7 Australia), Dick Gordon (APM- the story) and my super favorite George Stroumboulopoulos (The Hour- CBS).
I’ve just watched a superb interview on Tom Cruise. And thought, part of what makes it so interesting was the guy named George.