GoPro founder Nick Woodman on CBS 60 Minutes

Monday, 11 November, 2013

While I will ALWAYS LOVE my 2010 interview with GoPro founder Nick Woodman as Nick was so nice and unassuming, I have to say CBS 60 Minutes Anderson Cooper has made an awesome segment about Nick, have a watch!


One word answers from Ira Kurgan, Fox’s Chief of Network Business Operations at #banff2012

Friday, 15 June, 2012

Conrad Riggs & Ira Kurgan

Here are some one word answers from Ira Kurgan, Chief of Network Business Operations, Fox Broadcasting Company, at #banff2012 talking about wide range of topics from Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest, Britney Spears, to Fox, CBS, etc. More video clips to come.

Remembering Mike Wallace (1918 – 2012)

Sunday, 8 April, 2012

I’m very saddened to see the passing of Mike Wallace. Mike’s interviews and his 60 Minutes segments have set the gold standard and inspired journalists from around the world. I believe the best way to remember Mike Wallace is through the work he has done. Here in this 2008 post, I linked to some of my fav Mike’s video interviews The Mike Wallace Interviews

“I accidentally discovered a gold mine of wonderful Mike Wallace interviews during my research for this Frank Lloyd Wright entry.

Here is a link to The Mike Wallace Interviews from the Harry Ransom Centrer, (University of Texas at Austin) archives and a list of interviews that I have enjoyed and looking forward to enjoy. (note the above main page has links to the transcripts of these interviews)

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright – great interview
  2. Salvador Dali – very interesting and strange. If you listen closely, you may find few tidbits of insights.
  3. Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. Kirk Douglas – a really candid and good interview
  5. Nobel Prize Winners (Pauling, Buck, Pickett, Orr) talk about peace in a world threatened by war”

Apr 9th, 2012 update:

Emmy TV Legends, “Mike Wallace” 3 hours video interview.

CBS Morley Safer, “Remembering Mike Wallace 1918-2012” (with video)

NYT, “Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Pioneer” Here is an touching excerpt and important lesson for us all,

In a recent interview with Playboy magazine, Mr. Wallace’s son Chris, who is the anchor of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox, said that his father “is 93 and showing it for the first time.”

“He’s in a facility in Connecticut. Physically, he’s okay. Mentally, he’s not,” Chris Wallace said. “He still recognizes me and knows who I am, but he’s uneven. The interesting thing is, he never mentions ’60 Minutes.’ It’s as if it didn’t exist. It’s as if that part of his memory is completely gone. The only thing he really talks about is family — me, my kids, my grandkids, his great-grandchildren. There’s a lesson there. This is a man who had a fabulous career and for whom work always came first. Now he can’t even remember it.””

NYT, “Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93” (with a 21 minutes “Last Word: Mike Wallace“)

Telegraph, “Mike Wallace, who has died aged 93, was the “Grand Inquisitor” of American television, famous for his ruthless interviewing technique on the news magazine programme 60 Minutes.

Some great 2011 Banff World Media Festival interview videos

Sunday, 19 June, 2011

Just discovered a few interesting and insightful interview videos by the official 2011 Banff World Media Festival team. Check them out.

BANFF TV Presents Jana Bennett, President, Worldwide Networks & Global iPlayer BBC Worldwide

BANFF TV Presents Christina Davis, EVP, Drama Series Development, CBS Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Allen – Idea Man

Sunday, 17 April, 2011

Great CBS 60 Minutes segment tonight about Paul Allen tonight (here are some 60 Minutes overtime footage).

Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.

And read Paul’s memoir  “Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft” when I get my hands on it (see Vanity Fair book excerpt).

CBS 60 Minutes Steve Kroft interviews Michael Lewis on the Wall Street meltdown

Monday, 15 March, 2010

If you haven’t read Michael Lewis’ previous article about the Wall Street meltdown, the 60 minutes March 14, 2010 episode is an interesting “must watch”. Enjoy.

P.S. In Nov 2008, Michael wrote “The End – The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.” for

And this Aug 2009 article, “The Man Who Crashed the World” for Vanity Fair.

“Tell me a story” – Don Hewitt

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010

Q: What do you think a young journalist like me can learn from an old school journalist like you?

Don Hewitt: […] It is four words that every child in the world knows. “Tell me a story.

Watched a great 60 Minutes episode about Don Hewitt this past Sunday (I missed it when it first aired in Aug, 2009).

Check out this video segment by Steve. You can find more videos and news about Don here.

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