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Question: Whom would you interview, and what would you ask?

Anna Deavere Smith: Oh, I always have a long list of interviewees. So right now, I’m trying to get to Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. I want to know how they do what they do.

The list could be lengthy. I regret that I never got an interview with Mandela, and I don’t think that’s going to happen. In fact I know it’s not. I would have asked, again, “How did you do that?”

I would start with those four people.

Recorded on: 08/22/2007

 

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