New York Times Looks At Howard Stern's Growth As An Interviewer
July 27, 2016 at 5:03 AM (PT)
The NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE takes a look at the evolution of HOWARD STERN in this SUNDAY's edition, with a profile by DAVID SEGAL examining STERN's becoming "one of the most deft interviewers in the business."
SEGAL, noting that STERN's reputation long rested on his "pushing the limits of taste as the ringmaster of a raunchy circus of pranksters, oddballs and strippers," notes the "slow" metamorphosis of STERN's SIRIUSXM show, which STERN told him he "couldn't have done... 20 years ago. I’ve changed a lot. I’d be sort of pathetic if I’d reached this point in my life and I hadn’t. How else do you have longevity? There are so many guys who started out with me in radio, who have disappeared, because they can’t broaden their view of what entertainment should be, or get in touch with what they find to be exciting and fun and funny."
Among the celebrities talking about STERN's interviewing prowess in the piece are AMY SCHUMER (whose interview led to her collaboration with JUDD APATOW on "TRAINWRECK"), IKE BARINHOLTZ, JEFF PROBST, and ANDY RICHTER, and the article points to moments from interviews with BILL MURRAY, MADONNA, TINA FEY, and DONALD TRUMP.
Read the article here.