According to a memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Steve Harvey provided a list of questions to Hillary Clinton that he would be asking for his February interview in advance of the Flint water crisis special.
“Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable,” two of Clinton’s top communications aides wrote in the memo, which was sent to Clinton in the week before her interview with Harvey. “We coordinated closely with the show’s producers on the script and format of the show.”
“Please note that the tone of the show is generally light so even on policy questions, Steve won’t go too deep into details,” the memo noted.
The memo also explained to Clinton that she would be shown different photographs from her life as the interview turned to a more biographical light, a segment during which Clinton expressed surprise for the actual interview on seeing the pictures.
Following the release of the memo, a Harvey spokesperson replied in a statement: “As happens with many shows like ours, producers conduct pre-interviews highlighting areas of interest and possible questions. This allows the guests to prepare for their appearance and provides the most informative experience for the viewers.”