I'm scheduled to do a live interview with GMTV (the Today show of the U.K., according to the producers*) Tuesday morning about Madonna's 50th birthday. The catch? It's London time, not New York time, meaning that I have to be in the studio live at 4 a.m. So I find myself battling the question I often faced -- but never really figured out the answer to -- in college: Is it better to stay up all night and just power through or take some cat naps?
*The producers also said I should try to bring a lot of energy to the interview. I think we should aim a little lower, like being physically conscious, for instance.
UPDATE: I decided to stay up and power through. I was at the studio and at 3:58 a.m. -- two minutes before I was supposed to go on -- just as I was thinking to myself, "Wow I dunno how these people do this all the time. I could never do this again" we got word that a segment ran too long and they had to bump me to the next day. So I had to stay up the next night and do it all over again! The second time I arrived at the studio in a catatonic state and made arrangements to have the camera man shock paddle me awake when it was my cue.