INTERVIEWING

8     The interview

‘He puts his blunt, loaded questions with the air of a prosecuting counsel at a murder trial. As he swings back to face the camera, metaphorically blowing on his knuckles, one detects the muffled disturbance as his shaken victim is led away.’

– SIR ROBIN DAY – THROUGH THE EYES OF A CRITIC

‘It’s marvellous! I have the opportunity to be impertinent to people I’d never normally meet and I can say what would be considered rude things and they have to answer. It’s a position of great responsibility and I’m privileged to do it.’

– RICHARD BESTIC, PARLIAMENTARY CORRESPONDENT

Every scrap of information that reaches the airwaves stems from an interview of some sort – a chat in a bar to get some background, an informal ...

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