As a journalist, it's your job to ask the tough questions and dig deeper for the answers. But when one of the biggest CEOs in the world is unveiling a new product for the world to see on live TV, it's probably not a good idea to remind him that he missed his bonus because of poor mobile phone sales.
Matt Lauer of NBC has done just that. He starts the interview with Steve Ballmer by talking about the negative aspects of Microsoft's mobile phone history. Ballmer does a fantastic job of changing the subject and avoiding the awkward conversation that Matt Lauer has created. The interview does show off the Windows Phone 7 interface and is pasted below for you to view in all the awkward glory that Matt Lauer created during the unveiling.