Here’s an excerpt from a q & a between’s Mark Bourne and Elvis Mitchell, longtime host of KCRW’s “The Treatment” and now the host of TCM’s Elvis Mitchell: Under The Influence, which debuts this evening at 8 pm and then repeats again at 10:30 pm. An interview with Sydney Pollack starts it all off.

MB: “With the interviews you’ve done so far for the TV show, and to a lesser extent your radio show…”
Elvis Mitchell: “Oh, thank you, ‘a lesser extent’…”
MB: [sudden panic]: “No, no, no, I mean…”
Elvis Mitchell: “Oh, no, okay, this is what got me into therapy, right?
MB: Well, since we’re talking about the TV show….
Elvis Mitchell: “Beautifully done.”