Q&A's -- Interviews with the smart and famous

From Timothy Leary and Jimmy Stewart to Milton Friedman, Jane Jacobs and the young Tucker Carlson, this is where I'll be stashing many of the hundreds of weekly interviews I had with important, newsworthy and interesting people between 1980 and 2010.

Vin Scully died this week -- Aug. 2 -- at age 94. In 1987 I interviewed him on the outfield grass at Dodger Stadium. Then 59, he didn't retire until the…
It wasn't always easy getting to interview the great economist, but it was always worth it.
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Right on the War on Drugs, right on the war in Iraq, right on the dangers of the Federal Reserve -- his libertarian positions from 2008 on government…
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Western Pennsylvania's gawkiest, gangliest and greatest gift to the world of movies was a nice guy off screen and on.
David McCullough, a Pittsburgh native who wrote highly readable histories, died August 7 at age 89.
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When the globally iconic race car driver came to Pittsburgh in 1996 to do PR for a Toyota dealership he bought, I got to give him a backseat tour of the…
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In 2005 I interviewed the supply-sider who gave us the 'Laffer Curve' and has had the ear of presidents for 40 years.
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