You'll be somewhat restricted by the stories you can cover and what exactly you can get away with saying on the air, but you are speaking on a regular basis through the most powerful means of communication on the planet. Thousands (if not millions) of people will listen to you regularly and base many of their opinions on what you way. You have as much influence as the President of the United States, only about urgent draft needs as opposed to environmental protection or declarations of war. Plus, as rich and popular as these stars are, they sometimes need you more than you need them. Are they fresh out of prison and hoping to get their apology and message of repentance out there? Does one of them desperately want to clear up some common misconception about them? (They were only wearing that lingerie for a play….) You have the power to say yay or nay for every interview request.