It is an interviewer’s job to get the information, not to re-try a case. And Chris Cuomo learned that lesson the hard way with his recent Amanda Knox interview on CNN. He acted as a cross-examiner, excitingly pushing the prosecution’s theories about Knox’s “deviant sexual activities” with an undertone of judgment. Not even Barbara Walters passed judgment during her interviews with some of the worst tyrants in history. Cuomo should take a note from her book. He got in the way of the interview, and as a result, the subsequent press is more about him than Knox. I’ve been a Cuomo fan for some time, so I’ll give him a pass — but let’s hope he learned a lesson.
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System held its Destination Celebration spring gala on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. Hosted Meredith Vieira and Bravo’s Andy Cohen, the evening included a performance by Harry Connick Jr. and a fireworks show on the Hudson. As The nation’s third-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, the evening successfully raised over $21 million for the health system that annually serves 4 million patients across the greater New York area. Enjoy some red carpet pictures below.
Chris Cuomo appeared on The View today to promote his 20/20 special, and he was beyond impressive. He’s officially the only man that can sit on the panel without interruption for five minutes straight. If you’re a fan of The View, you’d also be in awe of this skill, considering those five yentas can’t go one minute without getting a word in. I decided to tweet him my praise today, and he tweeted back a very kind thank you. My loyal Dishmaster readers know that I like to play favorites, and Chris Cuomo is now on my favorite person list. Having said that, I’d like to encourage all of my readers to watch his special this Friday at 10 p.m. I’ve attached a clip of him discussing the special, and it looks great. I’ve also attached a clip of his appearance on The View, so you can see for yourself what a word-ninja looks like in action.