Laurie Anderson remembered her husband, Lou Reed, in a small town newspaper.
What do you ask a woman who interviews others for a living? A woman who has forged a lengthy and venerable career out of posing — often tough — questions to strangers. Strangers that have included the likes of Lynne Cheney, Tracy Morgan, Bill O’Reilly, and Jay Z, to name just a varied few. Well, to start with, you ask her what it feels like to have the tables turned. Does she feel compelled to lead the interview or direct the conversation? “No, no,” says Terry Gross, producer and host of NPR’s “Fresh Air.” “I let the interviewer do the driving.”