NBC Olympics has scheduled its much-hyped documentary about the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan for 7pm Sunday night against CBS’ “60 Minutes” which normally wins the timeslot.
Kerrigan hasn’t talked about the attack plotted by the ex-husband of rival U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding. Harding and Kerrigan would go on to compete at the Lillehammer Olympics the following month, where Kerrigan skated away with the silver.
Mary Carillo interviewed both Kerrigan and Harding for the documentary. While Harding has stayed in the spotlight for the last 20 years (remember when she was on the “Weakest Link” in 2001? She was), “It took years to convince Nancy,” Carillo said.
Why now? Kerrigan, who is working as a skating analyst for NBC Olympics in Sochi, says, “I trust Mary and producer Margaret [Grossi] to really just tell the story from my perspective, instead of just assuming what my perspective would be.”
Over on “60 Minutes” Anderson Cooper talks with Liam Neeson about the sudden death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, who died following a skiing accident 5 years ago. The “Schindler’s List” and “Taken” star opens up about donating his wife’s organs, as well as his childhood and how his age is beginning to conflict with his action star roles.