I stopped watching interview shows a few years ago when they devolved into gotcha sessions and arguments. I wanted to learn about the point of view or the topic, not see how the interviewer could trip the interviewee up.
I shuffled through the various morning shows and talk shows I remember and even a few of the evening news shows, but still came up blank. What show would be an appropriate venue for presenting my writing, which one would have the best audience, and which host would be the most friendly?
Being on the spot, especially in a live interview, would not be a place where I would do well. I would probably freeze up, mispronounce something inappropriately, or wear something that made me look like a full garbage bag.
I finally came up with Kelly Ripa. She seems very sweet and funny on air. A few years ago she even had a book club for beach reads. She would be a fun host to talk to. It’s been years since I’ve watched her show, but I enjoyed the banter between her and Regis. (Yes, it’s been that long since I watched regularly.) So Kelly, if you’re interested in promoting some summer reads again, message me.
On a side note, I have done a television interview. It was after the Sleeping Bear Marathon and I was freezing cold, so you can imagine how delightful I looked. They were able to find a soundbite that wasn’t too ridiculous and it can still be viewed here: http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/sleeping-bear-marathon-attracts-runners-from-around-the-country?id=1105782 Watch at your own discretion.