Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tough TV

Nerve has compiled the Twenty Weirdest TV Interviews, many of which occurred on David Letterman's show (Farrah Fawcett, Crispin Glover, Sam Phillips), but including clips from Dick Cavett & Sly Stone, Conan O'Brien & Norm McDonald, Tom Snyder & Iggy Pop, and the oddball combination of "Batman" star Adam West & wrestler Jerry Lawler.

This one was during a newscast on WWOR-TV in January, 1999. It's sportscaster Russ Salzberg trying to talk with Mike Tyson about his comeback fight against Francois Botha, 19 months after the infamous bout where Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear, twice. Salzburg doesn't ask the best questions, but it wouldn't have mattered...