What distinguishes “The Interview” online from many Television and Radio programs of the same genre is that Michael chooses to casually “visit” with each guest as if they were having coffee at a café and sharing conversation casually. "In this setting, my guests are much more relaxed and encouraged to be themselves, and the result is the privilege of spending some quality time with someone in a more reflective mood", said Michael. "I have been on both sides of the table, and that experience has allowed me to pose questions with the utmost respect and care to my guests. This allows my audience to gain a sense of their personality. In comes the warmth and often humor resulting in a meaningful experience that really stays with you for some time. And that's what the experience should be!" he said.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Monday, May 04, 2015
Manning: In the movie, "Last Flight Out", there is a tense scene before departure where an inspector boards the air stairs with armed guards and tells Richard Crenna's character (Captain Dan Hood), 'Before you take off, I must ensure that everyone on board has the proper exit visas. This flight is most irregular. I think Mr. Topping is trying to hide something. Now stand aside!' Was that accurate?
Topping: It was more of a Hollywood kind of thing. It made it look a lot more dramatic than it really was. Having said that, there was a moment of truth, because at that moment there was no turning back. We had a load of people on the airplane already to go, the place was surrounded; this was no time to be playing games. We kind of got together some funds before boarding. So, the confrontation they showed in the film was the kind of thing that would have happened if we hadn't planned and acted wisely. But they made it look more dramatic.
Saturday, May 02, 2015
It all came to a head in early April, when a South Vietnamese pilot who was sympathetic to the war because his father was killed, took an F-5 fighter jet and tried to bomb the South Vietnamese President's house. That plane flew about five hundred feet over our ticket office (which was) filled with people at the time. People were screaming and running out into the streets. That hit the AP (Associated Press) wires...'Saigon was under attack'. But I was able to determine that this was an isolated incident. Nevertheless, I had to convince our people in New York not to cancel an incoming flight, because I had people with tickets waiting to get out.