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MLA Citation Style Guide: Interview

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Interview (p.201, 185)

Interviews can fall into several different categories: personal; published in a book or periodical; published on a website; recorded on audiovisual media; or broadcast on radio, television or the Internet. Use the format shown below to start your citation, then find the appropriate format (Book, Journal, Website, etc.) in this guide to finish the publication or broadcast information.  For a personal interview, you only need to give the name of the person interviewed, the type of interview (personal, telephone, etc.), and the date. Square brackets indicate appropriate information to include if given.
General Format  
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Person Interviewed Surname)
      Works Cited:
      Person Interviewed Surname, First Name. [Interview or "Interview Title."]
            [Publication Title] [By Interviewer Name]. [Publication or Broadcast
            Information]. Date of Interview. Format. 
Example (Personal Interview)
    Parenthetical Citation:
      Works Cited:
      Grossman, Gael. Personal Interview. 23 Mar. 2005.
Example (Broadcast Interview)
      Parenthetical Citation:
      Works Cited:
      Breslin, Jimmy. Interview by Neal Conan. Talk of the Nation. Natl. Public Radio.
               WBUR, Boston. 26 Mar. 2002. Radio. 
Example (Published Interview)
      Parenthetical Citation:
      Works Cited:
      Lansbury, Angela. Interview. Off-Camera: Conversations with the Makers of
               Prime-Time Television. By Richard Levinson and William Link. New
              York: Plume-NAL,1986. 72-86. Print.