National Press Club

Interview Like Bob Edwards, 6:30 pm Sept. 29; Free for Members

September 24, 2009 | By Susan Heavey |

Legendary radio journalist and NPC member Bob Edwards will discuss how to elicit interview gems from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Edwards has interviewed tens of thousands of people in his more than 40 years on-air -- politicians to celebrities and everyone in between. Just how does he get them to open up?

Currently the host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's The Bob Edwards Show, Edwards will offer tips on improving interviews no matter what the medium. Edwards will discuss how to prepare for big interviews and how to make your subjects comfortable and forthcoming as well as play some clips.

Following the event, Edwards will sign copies of his books, Fridays with Red: A Radio Friendship and Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism, with some copies available for purchase.

The seminar, sponsored by the NPC Eric Friedheim Library's Professional Development Committee, is free for members and $35 for non-members and will be held in the NPC conference rooms.

RSVPs are required; please contact or 202-662-7523.

Other upcoming NPC training programs: Covering Congress, Oct. 17; Web 2.0/Google/Twitter/Facebook, Oct. 19; Basic Blogging/RSS feeds, Oct. 20