What if “Fresh Air” wasn’t metaphorical and WHYY broadcasted from a tent in the mountains?
Jimmy Fallon told Fresh Air about how he practiced for his gig at Late Night:
I would sit to the left of my wife every night at dinner and look at her and try to ask her about her food and stuff but you don’t know what it’s like until you’re in the situation and talking to people. I interviewed strangers. I interviewed my mom. … She was an awful guest. She kept wanting to cut to a clip. And we have no clip. She’s not in a movie. She’s my mother.
Seth Meyers' first show on Saturday Night Live was the first show after 9/11. He told Terry about the first time he heard SNL announcer Don Pardo say his name:
That was my first show, which was a crazy time to be starting out on the show, and the sketch I was in, I played a fish’s head, a floating fish’s head, which meant I had to wear a green leotard because I was in front of a green screen. And my face had to be painted green. So I was in a green leotard with a face painted green wearing a bathrobe standing next to a bunch of police officers and firemen the first time I heard Don Pardo say my name. And I realize that, with everything that was happening in the world, it was the most insignificant part of the night. But it was, for me, incredible.
It’s a lot of times. 59, to be exact.