The Decline of the Chat Show

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Charlie Rose turned out to be a creep too. A number of women who'd worked with him came forward saying he'd made lewd comments and phone calls and groped them.
 

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Rose's interviews with the second wave PoMo crew are legendary tho... Wallace, Franzen, etc
I tried watching an interview he did with Amis and Elmore Leonard a while back and had to turn it off due to his interruptions. He was always butting in and derailing people's train of thought, putting words in their mouths.
 

boxedjoy

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In general I would rather read an interview than listen to or watch one. You can have music on in the background and it's always faster than sitting through the "performance."
 

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There are some people who are great to watch being interviewed, e.g. Orson Welles. You don't get the same presence from print.
 

woops

is not like other people
i watched a documentary recently where a chat show host was so mean to a stand up comedian, the comedian pulled a gun and shot him!

fortunately for the comedian, on his way to prison rioters rescued him from the police and made him into their leader / icon! it was very well shot, amazed i haven't seen the story in the news.
 
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