posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 12:02 AM
reply to post by John_Rodger_Cornman
I still listen from time to time on weekends, especially if Knapp is hosting and I've been listening to a Back in Time show with Art. Otherwise,
I'm pretty much using that time to catch up on Wells' show since I've become a subscriber to it.
I do try to catch the nights that Linda Howe is doing her reports but now I'm wondering how much longer she'll be a regular feature since the fluff
and feathers stuff seems to dominate the conversations with George, always someone he is featuring on his TV show.
I suppose what I'm saying is that I really miss Art with his wit and pointed questions.
The last few shows I've heard with Noory it just seems that he asks a question then takes a nap while the guest answers and rather than a follow-up
he jumps to the next obviously scripted question. I say obviously scripted because anyone can tell that he's reading the question rather than asking
from a knowledge base. I don't consider that a very professional way to handle things but perhaps that's just me.
I did quite a few interviews back a while ago and when I was contacted for an interview I always offered to send the interviewer some background
information on the subject. Many, many times I got back a request to formulate a list of questions I'd like to be asked. I never did any of those
interviews because if a journalist can't read through a few pages in preparation for a program and formulate their own questions, why should I make
up questions? It's their job for heaven's sake. I didn't send them a book, just a couple of pages with my major points outlined along with my
And by the way, I've no doubt that most of the hosts are way cooler than me. I'm not really very cool at all but I do know how to give an
interview. Some of the guests I've heard featured are such poor speakers that they defeat their purpose with their "you know", "uhhh, ahh," and
"my point being." Take out all that silliness and the interview would have been half as long. I admired John B. for cutting a guy off early one
night simply because he couldn't utter a simple sentence without a "you know" or "know what I mean." They've obviously never had to listen to
themselves. It's the best training one can have for doing interviews, record one and play it back and listen to your presentation but obviously some
haven't taken the time or effort to do so. Just my opinion of course.