Nancy Kerrigan Interview Featured in Kerrigan-Harding Documentary To Air During NBCUniversal's Winter Olympics Coverage

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July 27th, 2013


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Mary Carillo to Interview the Former Skaters, Tell the Dramatic Story That Captivated America & Chronicle Past Two Decades of Their Lives

LOS ANGELES – July 27 – NBC Sports Group today announced a new documentary on former Olympic figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding featuring an exclusive interview of Kerrigan that will air during its Sochi Winter Olympics coverage. The announcement was made during NBC Sports Group’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, Calif.

Mary Carillo will interview both former skaters and tell the story that had America riveted leading up to and during the tabloid-fueled 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.  In addition, she will speak to both about who and how they are now, what they learned, and what they left behind in the two decades since Kerrigan won a silver medal and Harding finished eighth.

Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic medalist, is now married with three children and was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004. Harding is married with one child and has taken part in a number of sports and entertainment reality shows over the past 20 years.

“This will be a fascinating look back on the 20th anniversary of one of the most dramatic episodes in Winter Olympic history and how it has affected the lives of these two women; Mary Carillo is the perfect reporter to tell their stories,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics.

NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, February 6, 2014 – featuring figure skating, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing – one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional primetime coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 7, 2014.

  • AppleStinx

    Why me??? :cry: :mad: :cry: Why me???

  • tomsman

    Why in the heck would they dredge up this awful story as the lead-in to all of the positivity of the Olympics? Am I reading this correctly? The night before Prime Time coverage starts? Tacky. Really tacky.

  • No_Lies

    Are they going to also interview Oksana Baiul who actually won the gold medal in 1994 despite competing with a back injury? No, I’m sure they will give her a quick passing mention and nothing more.

    This story was beaten into the ground by the media and I can’t believe they are still milking it ten years later. Harding was trash who deliberately injured an opponent and Kerrigan was the fake-nice mean-girl who was never as good as the American media tried to make her out to be. Who cares what either of them think about the incident now?

  • jp

    I hope before either lady leaves this earth, they make some sort peace or Tonya ask for forgiveness for what happened. I don’t know about you guys, but If it wasn’t for Tonya and Nancy, figure skating wouldn’t be the big deal at the Winter Olympics.

  • No_Lies

    Figure skating has been the featured event at the winter Olympics long before Tonya or Nancy appeared on the scene. Remember Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Brian Orser, Dorothy Hamill, Peggy Fleming, Katarina Witt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Torvill & Dean, and Gordeva & Grinkov?

  • TV Viewer

    I agree with No_Lies. The public’s love of figure skating (at the Winter Olympics and elsewhere), goes back over 100 years. Ice skating shows are big events during the winter; they have great attendence, and television coverage earns good ratings. It’s a very popular sport and has been for a very long time. Norwegian ice skating star Sonja Henie was a big name in the sport for many decades; in the rink and in the movies. The 1961 plane crash that killed almost every big name on the USA ice skating team made major news headlines, (and was the subject of a recent major motion picture documentary), and it resulted in the nation not winning many international sporting events until Peggy Fleming won gold in 1968. Dorothy Hamill’s haircut was so popular (as is the sports person) that a lot of women had similar hair styles.

  • Bob

    I absolutely loved that Winter Olympics big time. That was the most anticipated Skating event in history (well at least one of them). Poor Harding’s laces snapped. Nancy went on to win 2nd. I believe Harding has apologized to Nancy, but Nancy has not accepted the apology. We will see if that has changed.

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