Friday Fun: When Interviewers Don’t Prepare

Written by Brad Phillips @MrMediaTraining on December 13, 2013 – 6:02 am

Bob Newhart is one of my favorite comedians, so I was excited to come across this clip from his old show Newhart, on which he played a local television host and innkeeper.

In this clip from 1984, Newhart’s character, Dick Loudon, interviews retired Air Force Colonel Lloyd Menenger about his book, Up The Amazon.

The problem? He didn’t read his guest’s book prior to the interview.

I hope you enjoy this clip from the lighter side. Have a great weekend!

Don’t make Newhart’s mistake! Click here to read our series about how to be a better interviewer.


 

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