I NOW KNOW how difficult it is to host a television talk show. With a bit of practise, it can be done well. The host has to look at a certain camera at a certain time, listen carefully to the instructions from the studio manager via the earpiece, focus on the guest and keep track of the questions and answers, relax and do all of the above at the same time. In a way, I was glad my 30-minute live chat over TV1 with the country's number one Blogger - Chedet - came through without any major hitches. I missed a couple of instructions from the studio manager but I was told they were not too bad. I focused on only two main issues - chedet.cc and the Palestinian issue, which explained why many questions were left out and not raised. Even on the two issues, there were plenty more questions to be asked, but there's only so much I could do within such a short time. As to the many suggestions that came from visitors to this blog, I'll compile them and email to chedet.cc for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to take a look. Who knows, he may answer them in his blog. The Tun is not new to TV interviews, having done them many times with CNN, BBC, Aljazeera and other international TV network. He knows his stuff and is a cool professional when it comes to facing a live audience. He knows what to say, when to say and how to say it. He can be a charmer or he can be a ball-crusher, depending on the time and place. I've had my share of both ages ago. But it was obvious that he wasn't short of admirers. Many of the RTM staff came out to meet him after the show, taking pictures with him, asking for his autographs and to shake hands. Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek was also at the studio to be with the top blogger. I thought it was a good outing generally. Could be better, if you know what I mean!Many people "read" many things about his live appearance on TV1. In fact, earlier in the day, a friend, when told that Tun M was going to be live on TV1 remarked: "You must be kidding..."