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Old 04-03-2013, 06:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe more than any other episode this one showed just how good Chemda is. Perhaps the most difficult interview subjects are those who choose - sometimes with perfectly fair justifications - to remain vague on potent aspects of their stories, but while Myke was necessarily opaque at points, Chemda, with respect and no small amount of grace, was able to draw a very worthwhile and at frequently riveting interview out of him.

It helped that Myke's very good at speaking about the things he does choose to talk about and hearing the point of view of someone in his position was valuable. Without being explicit he gave enough info that a reasonable guess could be made at the nature of his role, and, in addition to the increasing number of former "hard operators" who're also giving interviews, his publicity work will hopefully lead to further improvement in the level of public understanding in regards to the needs of returning service personnel.
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