"Hello and welcome to our show, Mr. Frank--"
"Call me Ben."
"OK, Ben. For our interview we've chosen questions sent in by our viewers. Let's get on, shall we?"
"OK then. Now, quite a few of our viewers would like to know what you wanted to be when you grew up when you were a kid."
"A nuclear physicist. No, just kidding. I really wanted to be a sailor. Of course, my father was completely against this, so my dream never came true."
"Well, that's very touching, Ben. Now, our next question was sent in by Jerod Luening of St. Francis, WI, and he asks, 'What possessed you to do that experiment with the kite and lightning?'"
"Well, mostly a lot of courage. And, if you would like to know more, you can read my recent best-seller Lightning is Your Friend."
"Which, I might add, we are now selling for $19.95 at B. Dalton Bookstores. Which brings us to our next question, sent in by a John Doe of Mukwanago, WI, who asks, 'What was your first reaction when your brother told you he would be printing the New England Courrant under your name?'"
"When I found that out, I was surprised. But then I found out it was just to keep him from getting in trouble with the government, the English government, and it didn't seem as good as when he first told me."
"Well, our next question, sent in by Matt Beckemeier, is 'What do you think of your portrait being on the 100 dollar bill?'"
"I find it a great honor, who wouldn't? Back when I lived, I would never have thought it possible, but I guess I was wrong."
"And our last question for you, Ben, is 'What do you think of the 20th Century?'"
"I find it very different from the 18th Century. We had carriages, you have those, what are they again? Ah yes, cars. Imagine, not having to have it pulled by horses. And those airplanes? We had no comparison for them."
Well, that brings us to the end of our show. Remember, next week we're having JFK in, so send us your questions."
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