Olympics: Connie Chung on Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding and the Whack That Changed TV
Mary Carrillo, Neal Pilson and other television players remember the Winter Games' most engrossing scandal.
This story first appeared in the Feb. 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Talk about a scandal triple axel: On Jan. 6, 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee, rival Tonya Harding and her husband were implicated, and both ladies still managed to compete in the Lillehammer Winter Olympics. Now, 20 years later with the Sochi Games almost underway, the television players of that time recount the madness, comedy and how that incident became the final turning point in TV's tabloidization.