The TV News Mag that I reviewed was 60 Minutes, more specifically I checked out the interview with Michael Jordan. I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan so this was one I was particularly interested in looking up.
The questions were all obviously personal and over several topics. They ask Jordan about his childhood, what fueled him to become successful, proving himself as a child to his parents, if he regretted his short-lived baseball career, and whom he was trying to get his life back from. Ed Bradley asked Jordan about his gambling problem and what he did to get away from it.
The interview segment does use a lot of B-roll. There are some old pictures from his childhood that are shown; they show old games from basketball to baseball and even him playing golf. They interview has a voiceover when questions are not being asked, but telling the story and transitioning from one topic to another. Bradley’s voiceover is smooth and it not only shows, but also tells the story along with the B-roll.
If you’re not familiar with Michael Jordan’s story the interview touches on several topics in his life and gives a very brief biography of where he has been, what he was going through at that time, and how was trying to live his life out of the spotlight.
As I said before, I’m a big Michael Jordan fan so I do have knowledge about his career, but if you’re a less knowledgeable fan on the team or just wanting to know more, this is a great interview to see. It explains his career and what struggles he went through. It’s not a full in-depth biography but it does touch on several topics about Michael Jordan and his life after basketball.
I also checked out another shorter interview that was done back in 1987 with Michael Jordan when he first started with the Chicago Bulls. He was not married at the time so they ask him questions about his high school/college life and how he did chores around his own home. This interview is much shorter so there’s not a lot of need for too much B-roll, but they do show him cleaning up around his home during the interview.