July 25, 2011 |
Cue Simpsons-Comic-Book-Store-Guy voice: Best. Band. Ever! If you're a good drummer, it's a physically demanding job. To be the greatest, you must follow a training regimen that goes beyond the lighted stage. A recent reader's poll in Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed my fellow Canadian Neil Peart of Rush to be the greatest living drummer, and I, many drum magazines and TV's "Family Guy" agree. Accordingly, I endeavored to snag an interview with a man who rarely gives interviews.
January 3, 2013 |
The post-game on-field interview with the winning coach is a tradition on television. Who doesn't love watching a reporter chase down a coach and ask "How does it feel?" after a victory. But ESPN's Heather Cox ran into some difficulty after Stanford's 20-14 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. As you can see in the video above, Cox finds Stanford Coach David Shaw, who seems strangely distracted while Cox attempts to interview him. Shaw attempts to walk away a few times before finally answering a question.
April 11, 2013 |
Laurene Powell Jobs is giving her first public interview on Friday since the death of her husband, Steve Jobs. Jobs will appear on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams to promote a new documentary called "The Dream is Now" that will air this weekend on sister channel MSNBC. The documentary examines her crusade to get Congress to pass the Dream Act, a bill that creates a path toward citizenship for younger immigrants who have lived in the country a long time. "We need all of these brains," she says in a clip from the interview with Williams.
February 3, 2012 |
Are you ready for some political football? For the fourth straight year President Obama will do a live interview on the network hosting the Super Bowl, offering him a chance to speak directly into the homes of tens of millions of Americans gathered to watch the big game. His chat this year with NBC's Matt Lauer will air during the network's pregame show, about two hours before kickoff in the game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants. Lauer also did the interview with Obama in 2009, barely more than a week into his presidency.
August 17, 2012 |
Chris Brown has quickly become the target of another round of slings and arrows over his reaction to portions of Rihanna's interview with Oprah Winfrey about his 2009 assault on the singer en route to the Grammy Awards ceremony. Clips of Rihanna's interview, which will air Sunday on “Oprah's Next Chapter” on her OWN cable channel, show her tearing up and telling Winfrey that “as angry as I was - as angry and hurt and betrayed - I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help.
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October 1, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - Arnold Schwarzenegger said he realized he was the father of his housekeeper's child when the boy reached age 7 or 8 and the resemblance became apparent. Although he never discussed the matter with the boy's mother, who kept the child's paternity secret while continuing to work in the home of Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, he began secretly sending the woman extra money to help care for his son. Those details, revealed during an interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, were the former governor's first public comments on the affair that grabbed headlines and destroyed his marriage last year.
January 17, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey's hotly anticipated, two-part interview with Lance Armstrong will air Thursday and Friday nights at 9 p.m. EST/PST on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. For those without a cable subscription, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" will also be streamed live at Oprah.com. Although the exact content of their lengthy conversation remains to be seen, the disgraced cancer survivor turned cycling champion and philanthropist reportedly confesses in the recorded interview to using performance-enhancing drugs to win an unprecedented seven Tour de France titles.
January 22, 2013 |
An estimated 28 million viewers around the world watched Oprah Winfrey's high-profile interview with cyclist Lance Armstrong on television and online platforms. Telecasts of the interview on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, in the U.S. on Thursday and Friday nights attracted about 12 million viewers, the cable channel said in a statement Tuesday. OWN said an additional 15 million viewers around the world watched Armstrong's confessional interview, which was conducted last week in an Austin, Texas, hotel.
January 18, 2013 |
Here are two things you probably knew before Thursday evening: 1. Despite years of vehement and even vicious denials, cyclist Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing substances to help him win his seven Tour de France titles. 2. Oprah Winfrey is very good at interviewing people on television. Yet even with the near-universal possession of this knowledge, not to mention leaked confirmation that during a recent interview with Winfrey, Armstrong finally admitted doping, OWN's "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" on Thursday night was possibly the most anticipated television special since last year's second presidential debate, before which Americans wondered if President Obama was going to allow Mitt Romney to clean his clock a second time. It is a lesson we cannot learn often enough: Never underestimate the power of the O. PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong, Oprah and recent TV apologies Seriously, who else could so successfully leverage an interview with a disgraced sports star in which the big "get" is him admitting what everyone already knows in a manner everyone anticipates -- he did it, he's sorry, he takes full responsibility?
August 22, 2012 |
Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel has had ratings woes in the past, but it appears to be on an upswing lately, thanks to high-profile interviews such as the one Oprah conducted with Rihanna on Sunday. That episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" gave OWN its second-highest ratings to date. The Rihanna interview had an audience of 2.5 million, second only to Oprah's March interview with members of Whitney Houston's family, including her teenage daughter, Bobbi Kristina. That interview was OWN's highest rated program ever, with 3.5 million viewers.