50. Frank Sesno: Tell Him More
Frank Sesno is known as an Emmy Award-winning journalist, a White House Correspondent and a talk show host on CNN. Frank is the Director of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and the creator of Planet Forward. Frank has interviewed five U.S. Presidents and the likes of Bill Gates, Condoleeze Rice, Anderson Cooper, Hillary Cinton and Colin Powell among others. That’s all to say that Frank is an expert at asking questions, a key skill when it comes to finding solutions and telling stories that make an impact. After all, he is the author of the 2017 book Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change. In this interview conversation with 180º of Impact’s Matt Scott, Frank shares his thoughts on the question-asking industry, including what has changed and what has stayed the same, his wisdom on how to stand out from the false news, his favorite example of sustainability storytelling, his hopes for the students he interacts with and how he would sum up his narrative after 30 years of experience reporting around the world with CNN, BBC, NPR, CBC, Al Jazeera and Chinese Television.