Gross attempted to get the former secretary of state to explain whether she had changed her mind over time on the issue of marriage equality or whether she supported marriage equality previously but felt she couldn't say so due to the popular and political opposition. Obviously you feel very committed to human rights and you obviously put gay rights as part of human rights, but in doing the calculus you decided you couldn't support it. Correct me if I'm reading it wrong.
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I have learned, though, that everybody is insecure and everybody is troubled. Even incredibly talented people have deep insecurities. Maybe this is perverse, but I find that idea comforting. It helps me cope with my own stuff.
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has said that he's done talking about previous anti-gay jokes and statements that cost him a spot hosting the Oscars. However, in Thursday's episode of "Fresh Air" with Terry Grosshe defensively explained his actions away, saying that those who were offended by his assertion that he would prevent his child from being gay if he could were choosing to be offended and twisting his intent. The comments once again bring Hart's sincerity into light after he has repeatedly attempted to shut down conversations on the topic.
But being unclear or confusing isn't how anyone would describe Gross. As someone who interviews celebrities, academics and politicians on a daily basis for her nationally syndicated show on Philly's NPR affiliate, getting to the point is part of her job. Yet confusing is exactly how Gross felt she came off during her famous interview with now-former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, specifically when she questioned Clinton about her position on gay marriage, an exchange that almost immediately went viral.
Combine an intelligent interviewer with a roster of guests that, according to the Chicago Tribunewould be prized by any talk-show host, and you're bound to get an interesting conversation. Fresh Air interviews, though, are in a category by themselves, distinguished by the unique approach of host and executive producer Terry Gross. Gross, who has been host of Fresh Air sincewhen it was broadcast only in greater Philadelphia, isn't afraid to ask tough questions.
Since joining NPR inGross has interviewed thousands of guests. Gross has won praise over the years for her low-key and friendly yet often probing interview style and for the diversity of her guests. She has a reputation for researching her guests' work largely the night before an interview, often asking them unexpected questions about their early careers.
By Susan Burton. O n a late-summer morning, Terry Gross sat before a computer in her office — a boxy, glass-fronted room at WHYY in Philadelphia — composing interview questions. Gross, who wore a leopard-print scarf knotted at her neck, was typing rapidly, occasionally pausing to refer to a memoir open beside her.
When two famous radio interviewers share a stage, things can get a little complicated, but Ari Shapiro and Terry Gross easily worked it out. Still, Shapiro got to share his own story. An anti-gay measure was on the state ballot and Gross was interviewing the late memoirist and poet Paul Monette. Through her conversations, Gross documents the artists, politicians, and thinkers personally affected by public opinion and current events.