"I always believed that there was a simpatico with news and talk. I believe that if you did news, that gave you credibility to do a talk show. And a talk show gave you depth that a news anchor spot wouldn't."
About This Interview
In his two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Maury Povich talks about his career in radio news before entering the world of television. He describes becoming the long-time host of the show Panorama, anchoring local news in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and launching the syndicated news magazine A Current Affair. He speaks of A Current Affair's popularity, and leaving the program to host his own talk show at Paramount, The Maury Povich Show. He also discusses his more recent talk show, Maury, detailing production on the show, guests, and what he believes is the appeal of the program. Beth Cochran conducted the interview (which includes a half-hour joint segment with Povich's wife, Connie Chung) on December 15, 2009 in New York, NY .