Author, performer and award-winning broadcaster Roy Firestone: “I do think that ‘Why?’ is still the most important question”

Pete McMurray

MAY 1991: Sportscaster Roy Firestone sits with the late comedic actor John Candy (1950-1994) on the set of ESPN’s “Up Close” in May of 1991. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Critically acclaimed humorist, musician, impressionist and TV legend Roy Firestone joins Pete McMurray to discuss his new book, “That’s What I’m Talking About.” Roy talks about what makes a great interview, the amount of preparation that went into his interviews, his experience working with Tom Cruise on “Jerry Maguire,” a chance meeting with Paul McCartney, why he left ESPN, what he feels is the most important interview question, idolizing Studs Terkel, interviewing a young Tiger Woods and Shaquille O’Neal and his now infamous interview with Richard Nixon. Roy also does some of his famous impressions for Pete including Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Muhammad Ali.

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Pete McMurray was number 6 out of 12 kids and  graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. (Click for more.)
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