I disagree with the way you've described a journalist Deb70. Sure, journalists need to have ethics to explore stories fairly, and report what is true in an unbiased way. But I don't think there is anything about those ethics that would limit the questions a reporter can ask in an interview. When Mike Wallace passed away recently, a lot of the tributes done to him highlighted some of the interviews he did where he'd ask questions the subject did not want to answer, and allow them to squirm. I certainly think that Mike Wallace was an ethical journalist. Honestly, I think a great journalist is going to do what is needed to get the story and report the truth. Only a sub-part journalist will agree to so many limitations to an interview that he or she cannot get to the full story. Now I don't think of Andy as a journalist. I think he's more of a programmer and entertainment host. But i don't think that being a journalist means not asking questions that an interview subject doesn't want to answer.
He met Susan Lucci under false representation, so I'm not sure if that was kosher or not. He was quite young though, so I'll give him a pass on that. Still, it's stuff I wish I didn't know.
WWHL hasn't been on for awhile. ANyone know the scoop?
It is off this week because Andy is on his book tour
I like Andy a lot, and one of the things I find most endearing about him is that he is willing to be vulnerable and show his not-so-acceptable sides, "warts and all." He talks about his imperfections and foibles all the time, from his "wonky eye" to his sharing numerous anecdotes about his less-than-successful moments. He shows goofy pictures of himself all the time, and I loved that when he had his mom on the show all last week, he invited her to bring videos of his most embarassing moments. Wow, I could never have done that! I give Andy a lot of credit for his accomplishments. He seems like a really good guy at heart, and one who's a lot of fun and would be a terrific pal to hang out with.
Watched Seinfeld and Matthew Broderick.
Seinfeld really comes off like a haughty egotist, IMO.
Broderick seems sweet and kind of dorky.
John Mayer is totally full of himself, still. Liked that Dan Rather did the show.
Honestly, I'm just amazed at how many different people Andy gets on this show. Kudos to him.
To Thine Own Self Be True
Amazing, just amazing that Dan Rather went on Andy's show; but then he's hawking a book. And yes, Seinfeld is haughty as all hale.
"Not my circus. Not my monkeys"
~~ Old Polish Proverb ~~
Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. Carl Sagan.