Thursday, April 21, 2011


last week, after a nice long fight to two squash victories (and one loss, but let's not talk about that), i had an epiphany. Chris and I were waiting for the bus talking about work and random stuff when Chris asked me, What is your dream job? And I blurted out: To replace Terry Gross as the host of Fresh Air after she retires!

suddenly the storm clouds parted and it was as if Wisdom herself was shining down on me. 

hahaha. just kidding.

This doesn't mean that I am gunning for Terry's job (as if! she is the master), or that I am going to make a switch to radio broadcasting, but it reinforced for me three things:

1. How much I love and admire Terry Gross. I've renewed my commitment to listening to her every day. She is one of the best interviewers out there (Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley are also tops).
2. My commitment to good, powerful, effective story telling
3. How lucky I am to get to do what I love!

for the truly sublime, check out the fresh air interview with Tracy Morgan. how she maintains her composure and continues to probe Tracy with insightful questions in the midst of his jokes, tears, and run on sentences is beyond me. one winning line from that interview:
"That little 17-year-old boy — he's grown up. He's a man now. And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I'm a beautiful, black butterfly."

1 comment:

  1. i think ur a good interviewer. u should take every opportunity to do it.

    also i still have to listen to this tracy morgan thing!