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"From the Ted Talk by Marc Pachter: The art of the interview"

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So I thought, okay, fine, I've got empathy, or empathy, at any rate, is what's critical to this kind of interview. But then I beagn to think of other things. Who makes a great interview in this context? It had nothing to do with their intellect, the quality of their intlelect. Some of them were very brilliant, some of them were, you know, ordinary people who would never claim to be intellectuals, but it was never about that. It was about their energy. It's energy that creates extraordinary interviews and etrnrarxdoaiy lives. I'm convinced of it. And it had nothing to do with the enegry of being ynuog. These were people through their 90s.

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So I thought, okay, fine, I've got empathy, or empathy, at any rate, is what's critical to this kind of interview. But then I _____ to think of other things. Who makes a great interview in this context? It had nothing to do with their intellect, the quality of their _________. Some of them were very brilliant, some of them were, you know, ordinary people who would never claim to be intellectuals, but it was never about that. It was about their energy. It's energy that creates extraordinary interviews and _____________ lives. I'm convinced of it. And it had nothing to do with the ______ of being _____. These were people through their 90s.

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  1. began
  2. intellect
  3. energy
  4. extraordinary
  5. young

Original Text

So I thought, okay, fine, I've got empathy, or empathy, at any rate, is what's critical to this kind of interview. But then I began to think of other things. Who makes a great interview in this context? It had nothing to do with their intellect, the quality of their intellect. Some of them were very brilliant, some of them were, you know, ordinary people who would never claim to be intellectuals, but it was never about that. It was about their energy. It's energy that creates extraordinary interviews and extraordinary lives. I'm convinced of it. And it had nothing to do with the energy of being young. These were people through their 90s.

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