Advanced Comp: Interviewing 101

Using the transcript provided and the taped interview from NPR’s Fresh Air, please answer the following questions about the interview’s structure and execution.

  1. What is the purpose of this interview’s opening section?
  2. List any “cursory” questions that are asked during the course of the interview.
  3. How would you describe Gross’ professional demeanor and speaking style?
  4. How are the order of these questions structured?
  5. Which questions are controversial?
  6. Which questions are confusingly worded?
  7. Which questions were best?

Follow up questions:

  1. How would you rate the quality of this interview?
  2. How would you describe Terry Gross’ style?
  3. Name one topic from the interview that you would like to learn more about.

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