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Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Esquire
Esquire articles editor David Katz meets with four writers who want to break into the award-winning magazine
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- What the Editor Wants (6:45) FREE!
Articles editor David Katz explains what he wants in a pitch.
- HIV Test in NYC (5:37) FREE!
Joel Silverstein pitches David a first-person piece about his fears going into an AIDS test.
- Target: Whale Meat (7:01) FREE!
Brian O'Connor pitches one man's search for the "other" other white meat.
- Fair-weather profile (5:53) FREE!
Renagade weatherman Jim Cantore is the subject of Steven Viuker's profile.
- Is TV diverse enough? (3:56) FREE!
Garen Thomas is ready to cover the paucity of African-American TV stars.
- Conclusion: Articles editor Katz (4:15) FREE!
Katz explains what he thought of the writers' pitches, whether he's likely to buy any of them, and why.
32 minutes total running time
December 5, 2007