Percy Saltzman Interview


Three other interviews I'm proud of that still linger in the memory: with Mike Wallace; with Snake Tongue, William F. Buckley, and with Eleanor Roosevelt.

I remember these fondly because I went after them hammer and tongs, gave them what for with sharp probing questions, and earned their grudging respect. Or so I thought.

I have had some pretty rotten interviews too: Tony Bennett, Victor Borge, Jack Carter and Joyce Grenfell.

And some memorable ones: Jayne Mansfield; Lillian Gish; Martin Luther King; Helen Keller; Richard Rogers; Field Marshall Montgomery; and his double. (The Full Monty; and the Half).

I like, "If only Mike Wallace had repaid me in kind and given me 60 Seconds on 60 Minutes."