John Callaway, best known for creating Chicago Tonight
on Channel 11, died yesterday at the age of 72. He's often considered the best interviewer in the business. Callaway's friend, mentee, and Chicago Sun-Times
columnist, Laura Washington
, recalls his impact on her. And, we share a clip of Callaway instructing the Schadenfreude
sketch comedy group on the art of the interview.From the archives:John Callaway on Storytelling John Callaway on TV Journalism Steve Edwards: Callaway 'Among the Best'