Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off
The former TV newswoman–now First Lady of California–returns to NBC Sept. 15 for Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle, in which she conducts the first TV interview with Vegas entertainer Roy Horn since he was mauled by one of his tigers last October.
HOW ARE ROY'S SPIRITS? Roy feels he's defied ail the medical odds, that there was a higher power, and he's working on a new life. He and Siegfried are both so inspirational. Siegfried later said to me, "If it turns out Roy won't be able to move his left arm, then I'll be his left arm."
DID YOU MEET THEM THROUGH YOUR HUSBAND, ARNOLD? It was actually, believe it or not, me. I did their first network interview in 1983 on the CBS Morning News. I was intrigued by a newspaper story about them. And we went on to become great friends.
DO YOU MISS JOURNALISM? It has been difficult for me. That's the truth. I miss hanging out with the people I worked with. That was my career. I was at home. So I've tried to find a new home, and I haven't figured it out yet.
DO PEOPLE TREAT YOU DIFFERENTLY NOW THAT YOU'RE FIRST LADY? When people come up to you now it's with issues important to them. [In response] I try to be optimistic. You've got to take a look at all the good from whatever happens. I'm taking a lesson from Siegfried and Roy.