Perhaps the ultimate CEO interview train wreck is Walt Mossberg's and Kara Swisher's take-down of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at this year's D8 conference. Watch if you dare. Zuckerberg spent 24 of 37 precious minutes backpedaling about privacy when he should have repositioned questions and emphasized the positive.
At this week's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco: different story. Interviewers John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly had 40 minutes to tame Zuckerberg and didn't come close. Someone has been training this guy.
Here's a link to the video. See the table below: