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Brooks Robinson

Interviewing Baltimore's legends

Interviewing Baltimore's legends

Sean Penn has been in the news lately — not for his acting ability but for his journalism skills. Recently Mr. Penn traveled to Mexico to interview "El Chapo" Guzman, the well known drug lord. Although I am not sure how much Mr. Penn gleaned from the Guzman interview, the publicity caused me to think about some of the so-called legends I've interviewed throughout the years — right here in Baltimore.

Medicine and sports are legendary in our town. Discoveries, medical breakthroughs, famous games — all warranted articles. I interviewed Michel Mirowski, the inventor of the portable implantable defibrillator, a device the size of a cigarette pack that could...