NBC SPECIAL "SIEGFRIED & ROY: THE MIRACLE" FEATURING MARIA SHRIVER'S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER ROY HORN TO AIR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
NEW YORK -- August 23, 2004 -� For the first time since the tragic on-stage accident that nearly took his life, Roy Horn of "Siegfried & Roy" will give an exclusive interview to Maria Shriver in a one-hour special titled "Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle" to air Wednesday, September 15 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC.
Filmed over a period of several months, the televised event will trace Roy's journey, beginning with the accident that caused his injuries and subsequent stroke through his ongoing recuperation. The documentary will include never-before-seen footage and new details about his against-all-odds recovery and will provide viewers an intimate look into his harrowing experience through his own words.
In addition to exclusive interviews with both Siegfried and Roy, the program will include interviews with Roy's doctors, witnesses to the accident and others close to the entertainers many of whom are speaking publicly for the first time.
The legendary "Siegfried & Roy" spectacle ran for more than 13 1/2 years at The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas, redefining live entertainment forever.
Maria Shriver is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning journalist who worked for NBC News and CBS News for more than 20 years. A long-time anchor and reporter, she reported on a wide range of topics, from provocative, issue-oriented hours to news making events, including the Olympics, the Clinton impeachment hearings, and the '00, '96 and '92 Presidential elections and inauguration coverage. She stepped down from NBC News earlier this year after her husband was elected Governor of California. Shriver is also the author of three best-selling books, including two highly acclaimed children's books. She recently released her fourth book, "What's Happening to Grandpa?," which deals with Alzheimer's disease.
NBC Studios will produce the special. Jason Raff of NBC Studios and
Bernie Yuman, Siegfried & Roy's longtime manager, are executive producers.