What did you notice about the different interview styles of the two interviewers (Colbert and Caro)? Compare and contrast their styles. What did you learn from Woodward? There is no length requirement, but your work should be thoughtful and reflect what you saw in the videos.
Respond to at least three classmates. This should go without saying, but since I’ve noticed that the “I like this” responses have come back, just a note – your responses should be value added, not one sentence ones that are superficial.
( Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuxYZusRh0 Watch “Let the Silence Suck out the Truth,” a 10-minute video in which Bob Woodward describes his interviewing techniques to Stephen Colbert. Woodward has won two Pulitzer Prizes and published 19 books, including the recent “Fear,” an inside look at President Donald Trump’s campaign and administration. Woodward is one of the two Washington Post reporters famous for helping expose the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon’s presidency in the early 1970s.)
Listen to a 2019 NPR “1A” interview with historian Robert Caro, biographer of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Notice how meticulously Caro works in collecting facts and how he interviews everyone available. He is a former newspaper reporter. You can access 34-minute interview here (Links to an external site.).