What makes it better is when the person you're interviewing is in the studio. Often, these interviews happen via satellite and it's hard to be conversational or interject a follow-up question in the middle of a long answer.
But when White House Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend came in this morning, we were able to carry on a very lively and pointed discussion about the state of Al Qaeda today and what threat it possesses to the U.S. homeland. Fran told me her worst fear is a catastrophic attack along the lines of 9/11, and when I asked if U.S. troops will be sent into Pakistan to quell Al Qaeda there, she admitted that everything was on the table at this point. Check out our interview.