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credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:48:55 PM »
MV says we should be able to poll in our own threads, but I can't find a button or command for doing so, so I'll assume it'll come up after I start the thread.

I'd like to know how you apportion responsibility for the quality of an interview show, with or w/o phoners-in, between producer and m.c. (the house on-mic "talent").  I'll put up brackets for percentage of responsibility when I find that "poll" button.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 03:47:11 AM »
100 percent the host , I discovered Phil Hendrie as Margaret Grey  one night while driving home and have judged all others against his immense yet mostly unknown talent . Currently , he is the only host I pay for even thou he does less and less shows because of his other voice work / health issues .

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 04:54:57 AM »
For being good - 95% the producer.
For being awful - 100% the host.

I, of course, was a producer.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 07:22:18 AM »
For being good - 95% the producer.
For being awful - 100% the host.

I, of course, was a producer.
Interesting.  So there's much the producer can do to improve the show, much the host can do to wreck it.  Or only in your situation?

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 10:48:52 AM »
In my case, I wrote every word the host was supposed to say. When he or she ventured off script error ensued. With interview shows, I wrote most questions. Again, when freelancing happened, hilarity frequently broke out. And occasionally libel.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 01:07:06 PM »
I blame a producer 100 percent.  They produce the show.  The on air talent?  Lets face it.  Most of the on air talent is weak in true talent.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 01:07:43 PM »
I blame a producer 100 percent.  They produce the show.  The on air talent?  Lets face it.  Most of the on air talent is weak in true talent.

YOU, have a purdy mouf!

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 09:35:43 PM »
In my case, I wrote every word the host was supposed to say. When he or she ventured off script error ensued. With interview shows, I wrote most questions. Again, when freelancing happened, hilarity frequently broke out. And occasionally libel.

It's still up to the host to hire the right producer, follow their direction if need be, and not be boring. 

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 06:21:37 AM »
YOU, have a purdy mouf!
You are being so weird.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 06:22:35 AM »
You are being so weird.

No he's not. This is how he always is. A total asshole and a Democrat mole.  ;)

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 06:24:31 AM »
MV says we should be able to poll in our own threads, but I can't find a button or command for doing so, so I'll assume it'll come up after I start the thread.

I'd like to know how you apportion responsibility for the quality of an interview show, with or w/o phoners-in, between producer and m.c. (the house on-mic "talent").  I'll put up brackets for percentage of responsibility when I find that "poll" button.
I like your poll.  On the radio, I'm not really sure.  But on Beyond Belief and at events, isn't it the producers job to make sure collars are turned right, snapshots aren't of closed eyes, etc... 

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 05:59:18 PM »
If you have experience in the biz, that'd give you some idea.  However, for most of us, what evidence can we find?  I'd say the best would be if we followed the emcee from producer to producer or the producer from emcee to emcee, and had a basis for comparison with 1 constant.

My assumption is that, among other things, the producer for most shows is also the booker, who decides who should be interviewed & then arranges to get those people.  Am I right?  That's why I've said for years that Steve Mahlzberg was a lousy interviewer but his producer was a genius.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
The talent is the star, the producer is the foundation.

The talent elevates the show beyond average. The producer keeps it consistently good.

Re: credit/blame for quality of interview shows, producer vs. m.c.
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 02:28:46 PM »
Bill Bellichick failed with the Cleveland Browns, if you get my drift