Just got home from my visit to Gayle King's talk show on XM Radio's Oprah channel. What an amazing interview! The studio is set up like a small living room with mics attached to comfy talk-show chairs. The room is thankfully missing the traditional large desk console and is virtually free of buttons, sliders, and flashing lights. It was like a talk between friends instead of a stiff radio show.
The first thing out of Gayle's mouth was something to the effect of, "Everyone knows that Oprah is my best friend, but I have a new best friend...George Motz!" Even though she pronounced my name wrong I was honored by the new title. She was a great interviewer and was amazed that I was not obese, asked about my cholesterol, and openly told me to shave the sideburns. I kinda felt like I was on a radio version of 'The View'. She clearly loves hamburgers and truly appreciated my input on the subject. The producers of the show had burgers brought in from PJ Clarke's and Corner Bistro for tasting and by the time I walked into the studio she was already halfway thru one. The PJ's burger was amazing, even though it was over 30 mins old, but the burger from Corner Bistro was so overcooked I could have broken a window with it. The burgers we are holding up in the picture are half-eaten PJ burgers. After the show I thanked Gayle for creating a larger awareness about burgers in America.
I'd like to do a mini burger tour with her. I think it'd make a great segment on Oprah.