This was aired on
the afternoon of the day the ladies were to skate their long program.
Carson Daly is the host of TRL on and Hillary Burton is a correspondent
on the show for those who don't know. Here's the transcript of the
Carson Daly: (He's in studio in New York) We are fortunate
enough if you've been watching. (Referencing the Olympics)
We have our own Hillary Burton out there making some attempts to
ski, and skate, and hang out with all the Olympic athletes and tonight
Michelle Kwan goes for the gold. And Hillary is hanging out with
Michelle in Salt Lake and we'll check in with them right now and
see how they're doing.
(Clips of Michelle in practice doing a spiral and layback spin)
Hillary Burton: Hey, what's up guys, I'm out here hanging
in the Athletes Village with Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan.
(Michelle waves to the camera.) How is it like living in
this village with all these other people from all these different
Michelle Kwan: (She's wearing a navy ROOTs sweater, hair
is down, navy ROOTs jacket on her arm.) It's really exciting,
I mean I'm just walking around, I'm shopping, getting some souveniers,
just strolling around. It's fun just meeting a bunch of people.
HB: Is it nice competing in your own country?
MK: Oh yeah, Go USA! (She gives a thumbs up sign)
HB: Now everybody has you slated to win the gold medal. Does
that put a lot of pressure on you?
MK: There is always pressure. All you want to do is skate
well and that's what I'm here to do.
HB: Is there a lot of pressure wearing those little outfits?
I know we have some TRL artists who get kind of skimpy (they
say skimpy together). (There is then a clip of Michelle in
the short program in the purple Vera Wang dress.)
MK: Oh come on, I mean, I don't have a bare midriff or anything.
So there are rules.
HB: It's jut something you get used to?
MK: There are rules
HB: Oh! (they're kinda both talking at once)
MK: But we do have tights and we have our little sequins and
HB: What music do you listen to when you're getting all pumped
up to go out ready to skate?
MK: I listen to all sorts...N Sync...everything.
HB: A lot of pop music?
MK: A lot of pop Ahh, I do like Sade and you know relax, Tracy
MK: You know I
have a stressful life you know. So I want to...
HB: Keep you calm.
MK: keep me calm
HB: So is there anybody back home that you want to give a shout
out to on TRL?
MK: (Waving to camera) Hi Bradley, hi Karen, hi Ron.
I love you. (Blows a kiss to the camera). Miss you.
(They show a clip of Michelle doing a triple lutz and sit spin
from the short program)
CD: Nice. Tonight Michelle and fellow Americans Sasha Cohen
and Sarah Hughes take the ice at 9:30 tonight on NBC. Also tonight
cross country, Alpine, and Nordic-Combine skiing. Do check out the
Olympics if you would like to.
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