Fare thee well, Frank Deford

9:14 am May. 3, 2017

In honor of legendary sportswriter Frank Deford announcing his weekly segment on NPR will be coming to an end this month, here are my two favorite passages from his amazing memoir, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter, a must-read for anyone in the business.

First, on conversing with a subject for a story:

Grown-up interviewing is basically only what you learned going out on high

Dave Chappelle’s reason for rarely giving interviews should make us all take notice

3:03 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Dave Chappelle granted an extensive interview to CBS that aired earlier this week, and while much of it was interesting, one thing in particular he told interviewer Gayle King really struck me.

When the CBS This Morning co-host asked why the comedian doesn’t do many interviews, the Yellow Spring resident said:

“Because so much of an answer depends on how you feel on a given day, but it lives forever.