Town Halls and non-exclusive press avails are always better than 1:1, with very rare exception — and when time is less of a factor.
The real enemy of live broadcast interviews is time. Both sides work the shot clock. You might want to ask about patent law, but can you without looking tone deaf?
There is virtually no time limit to AMAs. And nobody knows what I want to know better than I do.
The enemy is booking policy. Not the reporters, necessarily.