By my count (and I did horribly at math in college, so take this with a grain of salt) tonight's show (at 7:30) -- featuring interviews with photographer Annie Leibovitz and actress Helen Mirren -- is being broadcast for third time. Which is cool, as this is probably the episode that I get the most positive feedback about from people on the street. Mostly, I think, that's because folks (rightly) love the work of these two amazing artists. But I also feel like I connected a bit with each of them (a particular challenge in Dame Helen's case, as we only had about five minutes to talk). I also have especially fond memories of shooting the "Wandering Josh" segment, as it was produced by my beloved series producer Lori Halloran, who recently left our show to spend more quality time with her baby daughter.
Maybe one day I'll be able to talk about the rollicking conversation I had with Annie before we started taping. But, um, not yet. (It was intense, though.)
June 25th, 2007