What will you do if a TV wants to interview you when you are in the street?

@youless (90968)
Guangzhou, China
October 5, 2008 12:28am CST
I am going to make a feast tonight and therefore after lunch I went to the market to buy the food. At that time the a reporter came to me and asked me to have an interview. Oh, the TV recorder was just nearby. I was so shy and declined it. I don't want to be shown in TV although actually maybe not many of my friends find it
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25 responses
• United States
10 Oct 08
I'd be shy too! Very self conscious! I would have to say no to the interviewer.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Oct 08
Me, too
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
9 Oct 08
hehehe i guess flattered then speechless.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Oct 08
That's very interesting
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
8 Oct 08
[i]Hi youless, wow...I will be very willing to do it..LOL! I haven't tried also to bump any reporters! LOL! But, for sure, I will just talk to them! LOL![/i]
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Oct 08
I wish my this chance could pass to you
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
I think it would depend on the question or what i have to say... if it is something about the place or just ordinary things... then i would gladly oblige... but if the question is about a controversial topic... then i would decline... i do not want to be angry in front of the camera...
@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Oct 08
At least you are brave to have a TV interview
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• Saint Lucia
7 Oct 08
Oh would take the opportunity and run to the reporter.Sometimes you have this hidden talen that you weren't aware of. SO if I were you I would've grabbed it with my hands and legs. Would njoy watching me on tv
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Oct 08
You are very funny
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
5 Oct 08
Well, I have participated on a quite a few times. Once when we were playing cricket for my company, a TV reporter from a local channel came around asking about India's prospects in the upcoming World Cup and I gave my expert opinion on the subject :) It was shown that evening and I did not do too bad either :) Cheers! Ram
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
You have the potential to be a TV star
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
6 Oct 08
Thank you very much. You can recommend me to some TV stations then :) Cheers! Ram
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
2 Dec 09
I will try to be calm and try to answer the question ask .
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Dec 09
It is nice
• Canada
2 Dec 09
Something similar happened to me once. i was walking through the town square looking for a bus, after I'd come from some business at the bank, when I saw some reporters. I walked across the street to where my bus would be, and one of the reporters asked me if I wanted to meet a local politician. It turned out he was a member of the party for which I normally voted, so i was more than pleased to meet him, and get on TV. It was great!
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Dec 09
You are very brave in my opinion
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
7 Oct 08
I would go for it. What the heck. I'm on TV...yeah.... I would be careful with the topic though.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Oct 08
You are brave
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
6 Oct 08
Well I am a shy individual. I donot want to appear in front of the camera suddenly unexpectedly. I will try to answer the questions depending up on the topics. I think it would surprise me because I do not expect this kind of situation and I was surprised when I read the discussion. Anyway I will answer the questions and try to be calm in front of camera.
@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
You are right. Actually at that time I was so surprised to it. It just came so suddenly and I preferred not to show in TV.
@gemini_rose (16193)
5 Oct 08
I would hate it! There is no way I would want to be interviewed for tv. A few years ago my son and I were collared by a paper and our photo was taken and put in it and that was horrible. When I look at it now it makes me cringe. No, I avoid them at all costs if I see them when I am out.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
I am sorry to hear that.
• India
5 Oct 08
I wouldn't really mind being on TV. I would love to give the interview. Give teh TV guys a break.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.
• United States
5 Oct 08
This has already happened to me at least once and I always declined. I don't want people to see me on TV. I get enough attention just doing nothing and I don't need the aggravation of being seen on TV making things worse. I remember one reporter was begging me because no one else wanted to be interviewed, either and she was desperate. I've also seen a lot of other reporters trying to get interviewees and being unsuccessful and I find it hilarious.
@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
I wonder whether I could change my mind if the reporter begged me
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
well i do answer them. well specially if you are one of the few who can make things clear. for us to be interviewed is a must. sometimes we even go to the stations just to be on air and be interviewed on tv or radio.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.
@zulito (174)
• Germany
5 Oct 08
run forrest run!!!
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Obviously you don't like having the interview from TV.
@raxerdis (132)
5 Oct 08
well i would ask what i have to talk about and if i like the topic and i look oke then yea sure why not?
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.
@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
5 Oct 08
It would depend on the topic and the angle they were going with it. Regardless of the topic it can always be reported in two different lights, good or bad. I am one that tends to disagree with the sensationalism of negative reporting. I wrote for a small town newspaper where the people didn't like all the negative reporting and some big town people came in to take it over. Now all we seem to get is the negativity.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
I didn't ask what their topic is. But I was sure that no matter what it was, I wouldn't like to be shown in TV because I was shy to it.
• United States
5 Oct 08
Hi! I already got interviewed once. The topic was on "education", and since I'm a teacher, I obliged. For me, it depends on the interview. If the issue has relevance to the present times, then there's no problem for me. The topics I would find irrelevant are the ones that would ask me how I felt after watching a certain movie, or the ones that would ask me to take sides on an argument that is so shallow, like perhaps between fighting showbiz or political personalities.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Since you are a teacher, perhaps you get used to face to a lot of people in public
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
5 Oct 08
Good evening, youless. When I happen to be asked for a TV interview, I will surely feel so happy as to answer any questions that the reporter may ask me. I think that it is a great honor to be interviewed and will be later seen on TV. It is so exciting. But youless, you have really lost a very good chance to show yourself on TV. I didn't know that youless is on the shy side. Next time be brave to make good of the chance, youless.
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@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
Yes, I am very shy. Perhaps I even dare not to show my cooking in TV if one day there is such a chance
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 08
They say that everyone in their lifetime gets 15 minutes of fame, well I think I'd feel the same way as you and would decline the offer of appearing on TV, I am also shy believe it or not! Not shy online but offline well you couldn't have met a shyer person than me. So there is no way I'd agree, I tend to walk around with my Ipod on anyhow so no one would approach me, good trick eh!
@youless (90968)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Oct 08
That's a good trick