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