I did a short radio segment the other day. The format was an interview. I think I figured out why politicians never answer the question they are asked: it is really challenging to listen to a question and respond when you are live! It is scary and hard to prepare for. But if you have canned answers with what you want to say, well, then you can prepare and just say what you want regardless of the question.
Joking mostly…but I need to figure out some kind of strategy as I am interested in more interviews!