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Roben Farzad: Miami-Raised Broadcaster, Journalist, and Author

Roben Farzad:  Miami-Raised Broadcaster, Journalist, and Author

 

 





Introduction to Roben Farzad.  1:12 min. Camera:  Lee Skye.  Video Editor: John Persaud.  Music:  Mario Carvajal. Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.

 

Roben Farzad hosts the weekly program Full Disclosure on NPR One and is a special correspondent on PBS NewsHour. He was previously a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, where he covered Wall Street, international finance, and Latin America. Farzad is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 12 seconds and 3 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 0:36 sec.





Was all of your K-12 education in Miami?

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE:   0:12 sec.





What’s your earliest memory of art of any discipline?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE:  1:12 min.





Do you consider yourself to be more of a writer or a broadcaster?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  2:20 min.





Was it difficult to find people who were still alive to speak about the Mutiny Hotel experience?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  1:43 min.





I don’t remember The Mutiny playing much of a role in “Cocaine Cowboys.”

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  1:07 min.





A few years ago we attended a panel discussion at the History Miami Museum, featuring the convicted criminals and law enforcement of “Cocaine Cowboys.” The criminals treated it like a high school reunion, but law enforcement was not amused.

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES: 2:17 min.





When did you start to think of yourself as a story teller?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:   0:36 sec.





What does the future look like for you?

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE:  1:18 min.





What did you learn at Princeton and Harvard that still informs you today?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE AUDIENCE’S PERSPECTIVE:  1:00 min.





How did you decide which people to write about?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 1:02 min.





What’s the most surprising thing you learned while researching and writing the book?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE:  0:53 sec.





In what ways is the book you wrote different from the book you set out to write?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART:  1:18 min.





What would you like to be doing five years from now?