John Cooper, renowned journalist and TV personality, was one of the most politically involved and well respected journalists of today's world. Often, people asked if he would run for president or any variety of other political office. The answer was always no. The reason, he had always said, was that he had been involved in documenting politics for long enough to know he was better suited talking to people who lied to him, than he was at lying, himself. Tonight though, Cooper didn't expect the man he was interviewing to dodge questions or skirt the truth of how he felt. Whether or not he agreed with the man was a different matter, as a journalist it always was.
Cooper walked into the small studio set where the interview was to take place, looking for the infamous politician. Seeing no sign of the man, Cooper walked over to his girlfriend and co-anchor of 12 years, Roxanna Rhodes, a stage name they came up with together over ice cream as they jokingly talked about leading one of the world's most popular nightly news teams 6 years before either actually had a job at all. "Where the hell is he? Please tell me he's at least in the building. How's my tie? Is it good? God, where is this guy? How about the setting? Good? Don't need the first interview of the campaign season ruined because the staging was off." Roxanna chuckled and reached to fix his tie, "Relax. Your tie is fine. The staging is fine. Everything's fine. Oh, and here comes Savage. See? Everything is just fine" Roxanna gave him a quick kiss and sent John off to meet Orion Savage for the first time, a confident and relaxed smile now on his face.
John calmly walked to the candidate and reached out a hand. "Nice to meet you Mr. Savage, I'm assuming Kathy prepped you for the interview? Just going to try and maintain a relaxed conversational tone and see if we can get to know a little bit more about you and your campaign. You ready?"