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TTBOOK: Meet the Press
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Chuck Klosterman interviews celebrities like Bono and Britney. Joe Garden is the editor of “The Onion.” Jack Vitek tells the story behind “The National Enquirer.” Gay Talese talks about his sports journalism. Chuck Klosterman writes for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, and The New Yorker. His latest book is "Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas." He tells Steve Paulson that interviewing celebrities is a tricky business because there really isn't any up side in it for the star. Nevertheless,
Klosterman has interviewed Val Kilmer, and Bono and talks about interviewing Britney Spears.

Joe Garden is features editor at the satirical newspaper, "The Onion." He tells Jim Fleming the campaign season was a great one for comedy, but it went on way too long. Their conversation also contains comedy sketches produced by The Onion.

Jack Vitek is the author of "The Godfather of Tabloid: Generoso Pope and the National Enquirer." He tells Anne Strainchamps that Pope was inspired by people's fascination with the gruesome and that he imported reporters from London's Fleet Street who seemed to have even fewer journalistic scruples than their American counterparts to do things like combthrough Henry Kissinger's garbage and photograph Elvis in his coffin.

Gay Talese writes literary journalism. He's a master of in-depth profiles, telling his story through detailed scenes. Talese tells Steve Paulson that he does love sports, and how that love informs his sports journalism. His memoir is called "A Writer's Life."