10 Questions for Andrea Mitchell

Armed guards dragged NBC's chief foreign correspondent from a photo-op last month after she asked the President of Sudan a tough question. Typical. Andrea Mitchell, who recounts a similar incident in Syria in her new book, Talking Back ... To Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels, spoke with TIME'S Barbara Kiviat about journalism and hubby Alan Greenspan's romantic ways.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR TOUGHEST INTERVIEW? Margaret Thatcher, with Fidel Castro a close second. Thatcher is really tough because she's so smart and unwilling to take any grief from anyone. And Castro isn't easy. First of all, he likes to start interviews at...

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