Michelle Kwan: (Michelle
is wearing a red sleeveless turtleneck black pants) Good morning.
you know we've got some rain going on this morning. Are you OK about
it just stopped so it's OK. I was wearing short sleeves thinking,
"I've gotta skate, move around," and then it started raining and
I'm thinking, "Oh, no, what are we gonna do now?"
you're such a trooper, and that was really revealed a few weeks
ago when you won the world championship. Your coach said that it
was your best performance ever. What made it so right, Michelle?
(clips of Worlds long program are shown)
MK: I think
that week in Vancouver was so special to me because I struggled
the whole season and when it all came down to it in Vancouver, it
seemed like everything went so well. I was very emotional at the
end and I just let it all go and I couldn't believe that it was
the best skate ever and just a wonderful experience.
what also seems to be going well is that you've put together some
books that you're involved in for young people called "Michelle
Kwan Presents Skating Dreams." Why did you decide to get involved
with helping kids think about skating as a dream?
I was working with Hyperion and I have 5 books out right now and
there should be more next Fall. It's nice beause this is a fictional
character and a lot derives from my experience with my family and
skating. And not only skating. I mean, a lot of girls can relate
to getting into a sport, making a dream happen.
right, well, let's see you skate this morning. While you go get
out paper and has to look it up and read it) ...let me tell
everybody that you're going to be skating to music from East of
Eden. Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Michelle Kwan!