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recording adds depth,
Imagine actress Mae West or American film producer Ray Starks is sitting with you, ready and willing to be interviewed. You pull out your voice recorder and settle in to begin the interview, when their sudden refusal to be recorded forces you to adjust and rely solely on a notebook and pen.
Larry Grobel, author of several books and a famous interviewer for Playboy Magazine, remembers those interviews clearly. Grobel said he was prepared for the switch, but using only pad and pen has never been his preference.
“I have always used a tape recorder,” Grobel said.
Although Grobel said he uses voice recorders to conduct his interviews, he acknowledges that he has not adapted to digital recorders, but remains faithful to his tape recorders. Grobel, now 65 years old and 48 years into his career as a journalist, said he will most likely never convert. MORE >
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