There were mornings where we had very intense, super-serious news stories to cover. Because, even back then, before authenticity became such a buzz word, I think people responded to someone who seemed to be their authentic self on television.And there were other mornings where you got a real smorgasbord of content. It was pretty daunting to occupy a seat on a show that was such an institution, and had such a rich history, and was really a part of people’s daily routine. TRENDING: The meaning behind Scaramucci’s favorite word Jesse: It seems like it would be hard to fake it for that long every day.I always say that I’m five miles wide and half an inch deep.I’m very interested in a lot of different topics, and for me, morning television really kind of fed all those different curiosities.I try to ask questions that are thoughtful, that will be illuminating, that will reveal something about themselves that maybe they wouldn’t have revealed normally.I put a lot of thought into the conversation I have with people, but I think the key is that, that no matter who it is, whether it’s an actor or a writer or a politician, [or a] CEO, that I know sort of what they’re interested in, and that I key into that.Buckley, or even the Bible—what it was that kind of made her adopt a certain political ideology.That got a lot of attention, that question and her response, because I think, honestly, she was just sort of sick of me, and had had it with me, and kind of was trying to brush me off.
This episode features Katie Couric, longtime network anchor and, until recently, global anchor of Yahoo! But I want to start with morning news because it is the thing that, when I see, I feel least like I could do that. Katie: Well, it was very exciting because I am a real generalist.Katie: I’ve done so many different interviews throughout the course of my career.I guess the one that comes to mind is probably when I interviewed Sarah Palin.I think every interview requires a different kind of tone and a different skill set, because the goal is different.The goal of talking to a movie star is different than the goal you might have holding a politician’s feet to the fire.