Image courtesy of www.swordsswords.com
Had TH done a bit of reading about IS, she would have avoided asking that sensitive and personal question. There was a very slight hesitation in the answer of IS. In fact, IS mentioned “father” and “cousins,” and there was no mention of mother. Worse, TH reacted with an overused expression when IS said that she has not seen her family in a month. Did TH forget she was interviewing an American, and values do differ when it comes to seeing family?
When TH is given her next interview assignment with an international star, she could do better by not trying too much to connect with the guest. TH sounded pathetic and shallow when she reduced the fashion sense of the series of IS into the wearing of headbands that everyone, according to TH, copied. She even mentioned the dog of IS but that dog already died (updated research would have avoided this). TH tried to connect with IS by saying she also has a dog. The four-minute interview could have been better with better questions, which means better preparation.