NBC Revisits Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding Scandal in "Fascinating Character Study"

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Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan,  Mary Carillo | Photo Credits: Vincent Amalvy/AFP/Getty Images, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

On Feb. 23, 1994, all eyes were on Lillehammer.

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were set to face off in the ladies’ figure skating Olympic short skate, just six weeks after Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in an attack orchestrated by Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly. The tape-delayed broadcast drew more than 70 million viewers and a 48.5 household rating — still the seventh highest-rated TV program in history.

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Twenty years to the day on Sunday, the two will be back on an Olympic broadcast in NBC’s one-hour documentary Nancy & Tonya (7/6c) to discuss the soap opera-like scandal that riveted America — and in Kerrigan’s case, for the first time. “Everyone’s talked about this except Nancy. Tonya can’t stop talking about it! But Nancy wanted to do this. She was ready,” Mary Carillo, who produced and narrates the documentary, tells TVGuide.com. “I think 10 [years] might still be too close, but 20 is a long time. Looking back is …


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