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And imagine the wide variety of people that he interviews. Being a good interviewer like that takes talent and intelligent because he has to become a quasi-expert in pretty much everything, within a week.

It's true that he is a very intelligent person but let's not forget that he has people working with him, like many other talk show hosts. As a funny fact I happened to be at Bloomberg that day for a meetup and sit next to him for a few minutes while he met one of his aids carrying a notepad which what seemed to be information for the interview.

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