Monday, 25 September 2017

Busting myth about king of questions

JERMY PAXMAN’S forthcoming autobiography A Life in Questions has been surrounded in secrecy, so it will

JERMY PAXMAN’S forthcoming autobiography A Life in Questions has been surrounded in secrecy, so it will be interesting to be in the audience for his first public utterances about it at the Henley Literary Festival next month.

According to the publisher’s blurb, he offers reflections and stories from a career that has taken him as a reporter to many of the world’s war zones and trouble spots to the studios of Tonight, Panorama, Breakfast Time and The Six O’Clock News.

The book is, apparently, filled with candid stories about the great, the good and the rotters that have crossed his path.

Perhaps Paxman, 66, will also take the opportunity to finally debunk the myth that he once said, when talking about how he approaches every interview, that he asks himself: “Why is this lying bastard lying to me?”

Although he did once quote it, the statement was in fact originally made by Louis Heren, a former deputy editor of The Times, in his memoirs.





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