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Folks have got to be aware if you've been drinking sooner or later you're going to get in trouble.

Tonight - the football training camp teaching rookie players how to avoid scandal off the field.

Yes, you will be offered sex. Probably more sex by more women than at any other time in your life.

It was devastating. It's just amazing how much - it's like one drink can change your life.

My grandmother said to lieu yoi Armstrong, "Have you tried coughing it up? "

Billy Crystal in a role of a oo lifetime.

There are moments in this show, with big laugh s that I still get that little buzz in the back of
my neck and I'll feel on stage. "Oh man, this is good. "

Politicians set for election year battles

Politicians set for election year battles

Reporter: Michael Brissenden

KERRY O'BRIEN: First tonight to Canberra, where the politicians are gearing up for their first week
of Parliament in what is shaping to be an intense and compelling contest between the seasoned
veteran, chasing a fifth election win this year, and the new boy. Eyeballing each other across the
chamber tomorrow will be Kevin Rudd's new Labor team and John Howard's rejuvenated frontbench, and
there's plenty of heat in at least some of the issues likely to dominate the year. Water and
climate change now sit near the top of the list, alongside the more familiar issues like health,
national security and, of course, the economy. But while the polls show Labor is in front, both
sides believe they begin 2007 with their glass at least half full. Political editor Michael
Brissenden reports.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The politicians like to paint every election as a defining democratic moment,
the one that can change the face of the nation forever and, like those that have come before it,
this one coming has already been described inappropriately as a watershed poll. Out here, the older
farmers still remember the last time a Labor leader forced the political barometer to change.

FARMER: It's all we need Bob Hawke to get elected or something, to make it rain. Whether you can do
the same if you get elected, I don't know.

KEVIN RUDD, OPPOSITION LEADER: We're working on those connections.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Perhaps some voters are expecting a little too much from their political
representatives, but with all the focus back in Canberra this week, Kevin Rudd wasted no time
looking for an appropriate political image to underline what has emerged as one of the big issues
for the year ahead.

KEVIN RUDD: When it comes to this drought, we don't know the exact impact which climate change is
having on this drought now. It may be having some. But what we're concerned about is the impact
which climate change has in the decades ahead on the water resources for this nation of ours, and
we've got to prepare for it. One of the things that we want to have considered at our national
summit on climate change is the exact impact which climate change will have on this nation's water
resources into the future.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Of course, no one knows for sure what impact climate change is having on the
drought. But even the farmers know what impact it's having on politics.

REPORTER: What you're feeling about the connection with climate change and drought?

WILLO CAMERON, NSW GRAZIER: I think certainly there is possibly some connection, but I think the
current drought and shortage of water sort of all over Australia is being used by a lot of people
with interest in climate change and blaming the climate change on the drought, which I think is
totally incorrect except for possibly some small influence.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Said like a man with a wit as dry as his paddocks, but politicians of all
persuasions whether they fully understand the science or not do understand the shifting sands of
voter concern. The farmers may be a little sceptical. They've seen droughts come and go, but
water-restricted suburban residents in marginal seats haven't seen their lawns dry up like this
before. And the race is on to claim the political territory. The Prime Minister's called a water
summit with the States for Thursday. His $10 billion water plan has been welcomed by some premiers.
Morris Iemma, facing an election next month, is the most enthusiastic. Others are warming to the
idea, but they still need to be convinced.

JOHN HOWARD, PRIME MINISTER: If the same cooperative attitude is taken by the other premiers,
Thursday's meeting can be a great day for water security in Australia. Let me remind you that this
is the biggest single infrastructure investment in water ever proposed by any level of government
in Australia.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Not to be outdone, Kevin Rudd's called a climate summit, and today he brought
in the boffins to give his new look Shadow Cabinet a few facts to underpin their political attack.
As Parliament resumes, there's a recognition on both sides that the ground dry as it is has shifted
politically. Kevin Rudd is still enjoying a honeymoon that's lifted morale in the Labor ranks and
removed any complacency that may have been lingering on the Government benches. The polls are
running well for Labor, too, just as they did for Mark Latham in the early days. But these do seem
to have a little more bite. A poll by the Adelaide 'Advertiser' last week showed support for the
Government collapsing in key South Australian marginals.

CHRIS BOWEN, OPPOSITION ASSISTANT TREASURER: There's no doubt that opinion polls will go up and
opinion polls also go down. The Government will trot out a negative campaign against Kevin and
against the Labor Party generally and we'll see some impact of. But what we're seeing is a
groundswelling of support and people are looking at Labor seriously as an alternative, an
alternative government with an alternative set of ideas for the future. And I think we're going to
see that continue through the year.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: There are some new arguments. There are some familiar old ones and, on both
sides, there are some familiar faces on the front lines and some new ones. Chris Bowen, the new
Assistant Shadow Treasurer, is one of the new up and comers in Kevin Rudd's Labor. Greg Hunt, the
new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, is one of those on the other side
given more senior jobs in the latest reshuffle.

GREG HUNT, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY: I think we always expected a contest. I don't think in an
election year anybody should ever be complacent.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: As he says, there's a recognition that there is a tough political contest
ahead. There are some new potent issues, but there are also some that will prove harder for Labor
to shift.

GREG HUNT: Firstly, there is economic management and the difference between, as I say, 8.5 per cent
unemployment and 4.6 per cent unemployment and all of the abilities which come with that discipline
and management, and why would you throw that away?

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: There will be plenty of issues to run with for both sides this year. Climate
change is one, IR, health, education they'll all get a good outing. But the hardheads know that the
key battleground is still the economy. The troops are in place, the hand to hand combat begins
tomorrow.

CHRIS BOWEN: You always have a particular focus in an election year; with Kevin Rudd's leadership,
there's been a particular sharpness of focus brought onto the Parliament. So I think you will see a
particularly serious and sharp dynamic in the Parliament from tomorrow right up until the day John
Howard takes the drive out to Yarralumla and calls the election.

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: And while most have expected a poll some time late this year, there's some
serious speculation around today that we could see an August election. The Prime Minister can call
on the Governor General any time after 1 July and not put the House of Representatives and the
Senate out of sync. August would see the election out of the way before APEC in September, and does
John Howard really want to be seen focusing on international issues with George Bush just before an
election? Well, only if he thinks he needs more time.

Qantas bid subject to foreign ownership review

Qantas bid subject to foreign ownership review

Reporter: Greg Hoy

KERRY O'BRIEN: The private equity bid to take over Qantas has also run into rough political waters.
Taking over the nation's flagship airline by a syndicate that includes a substantial bloc of
foreign money might not be such a great tactical move in a tight election year. In any event
Treasurer Peter Costello is talking tough about sticking to the letter of the law on foreign
ownership and the private equity partners have succumbed to pressure and agreed to have the deal
examined by the Foreign Investment Review Board, even though technically they don't have to. Unions
say the only way the $11 billion deal will pay off is by cutting jobs or shifting them overseas
and, while the private equity partners say there will be no guarantees about jobs, they see plenty
of potential for growth, especially with a flash fleet of new aircraft. Greg Hoy reports.

GREG HOY: Into the future. Futuristic avionics and global competition strategy will, it's argued,
have as much of a bearing on the outlook for Qantas as the ongoing debate over the $11 billion raid
pending for the private equiteers' consortium of private and foreign investors.

BOB MANSFIELD, AIRLINE PARTNERS AUSTRALIA: I think we hopefully calmed things down a bit today by
filing a Section 25 application. That accesses an independent process that will now be followed
over the next 30 days and we're confident that we can answer any questions and provide assurances
that are required along the way. But to have that sorted out over the next 30 days would be what
everyone would like to see, I think.

GREG HOY: It all still requires the blessing of Canberra, where some have been talking tough.

PETER COSTELLO, TREASURER: There's a law in this country that says you can't have majority foreign
ownership of Qantas, and that law will be enforced.

GREG HOY: While unions have been talking tough to Government.

GREG COMBET, ACTU SECRETARY: The decisions about the future of Qantas will at least in part be
taken in board rooms in London, in New York, in Texas, where investors and lenders will have a
pretty big say in what happens in the company from here on in.

BILL SHORTEN, AUSTRALIAN WORKERS UNION: I'd like to see the majority owners be there for a long
time, not just a good time. So I think having a look at the duration of the deal is very important,
so that we don't see an artificial pumping up of prices like a bicycle tyre and gradually see it
deflate over time, because the people who have purchased it just really want to dress it up and
sell it.

GREG HOY: For all the rolling thunder, the signal from the top seems to be that the deal is almost
in the bag.

JOHN HOWARD: Bear in mind that the foreign investment law only operates if there is the potential
occurrence of an increase in foreign ownership levels, and what I've read in the papers doesn't
suggest to me that foreign ownership levels are going to go up.

GREG HOY: So will the cynics be proved right? Is Qantas soon likely to be stripped for resale, or
relocation? Or do the private equiteers see a greater opportunity in growing this business?

BOB MANSFIELD: With the introduction of JetStar, from the point of view of some operations overseas
that have only just started, and then in addition to that we also want to expand the Qantas network
and the newer aircraft both from a comfort point of view and also an efficiency point of view will
give new opportunities, and the details on that will be announced by management at the appropriate
time.

GREG HOY: And analysts like the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation agree.

PETER HARBISON, AIRLINE ANALYST: That can either mean evolving back into its core, which is its
domestic operation where it's very profitable, particularly on regional routes. Or it can mean
getting out of Australia into much higher-growth markets, as liberalisation allows it to happen,
which means expansion. And if you look at it post equity buyout, that's really where I see the only
opportunity to make some real money out of this process.

GREG HOY: If you follow this logic, the $10 billion worth of new aircraft now on order will not
only change the face of the national carrier, it will carry the hopes of the takeover consortium to
make the $11 billion takeover deal pay.

PETER HARBISON: It's one thing to talk about cutting costs and, obviously, any airline today has to
be very brutal with costs, but there just isn't the fat in Qantas to make enough money to justify
an $11 billion investment unless you can really leverage the growth of Qantas and leverage off the
opening up of Asian markets, for example. That's really where you want to be to get the high growth
markets.

GREG HOY: And, here's how. With a total of around 70 new aircraft for starters, predominantly the
Boeing 787 and Airbus A380, Qantas expects to increase its carrying capacity by 40 per cent. Longer
range, and with greater fuel economy. Savings from the new aircraft will be augmented by a
long-planned and aggressive push into Asia and elsewhere overseas, led not so much by the Flying
Kangaroo but by JetStar. With a cost base 30 per cent below that of Qantas, JetStar will soon
represent 22 per cent of Qantas's international flights. 70 per cent of JetStar's flights will be
international. It will grow to become ten times the size of the low cost airline Qantas established
just two and a half years ago. Money in the bank for the debt laden partners, but will it be enough
to eliminate the need for serious cost-cutting?

BOB MANSFIELD: Well, in fact, both have to be achieved if we're to achieve our ideals, and I'd
suggest the ideals of even the existing Qantas board.

GREG HOY: And that's what scares the unions. The arguments have been heard. The future of the
national carrier is now in the hands of the umpire.

Rugby league stars coached in behaviour

Rugby league stars coached in behaviour

Reporter: Mark Bannerman

KERRY O'BRIEN: Football fans might be looking forward to the pre season getting under way, but it's
a mixed blessing for the clubs. Pre seasons haven't been great news for football codes, often.
Trips away have ended in scandal, and no code knows that better than Rugby League. The NRL has been
working hard to shake off that bad boy image, starting a program to educate its rising stars about
responsibilities to a game that is now a major business. To see this program first hand, the NRL
gave Mark Bannerman access to its rookie camp for this report.

BRETT SEYMOUR, CRONULLA SHARKS: Rugby League to me is me life and I really enjoy it. It's something
my father did, it's got me to where I am now, so Rugby League is very much part of me.

MARK BANNERMAN: When Brett Seymour tells you Rugby League is his life, he really means it. Playing
for the Brisbane Broncos, he was a rising star.

COMMENTATOR: And he says, thank you very much.

MARK BANNERMAN: But a night out at this Brisbane hotel, too much alcohol resulted in two women
making allegations of assaults against him.

BRETT SEYMOUR: And they made a complaint to the bouncers claiming that I'd punched them and slapped
them and used abusive language, which I'd understand, I did use abusive language and I'm sorry for
that. But in no way or in no term did I raise a hand or strike the girls.

MARK BANNERMAN: A few weeks later Seymour was cleared of the assault allegations, but it was too
late. He'd been sacked by the Broncos, who went on to win a premiership. Given a second chance by
the Cronulla Sharks, he says he's learned a lot in a short time.

BRETT SEYMOUR: It taught me a lot, that a young guy can be singled out and he can be brought down
to scale by what went on, one incident, and I just hope it doesn't happen to any other young guy in
the NRL.

MARK BANNERMAN: Brett Seymour's story isn't unique. In recent years, Rugby League has been rocked
by a series of scandals off field. But now it says it has an answer the NRL rookie camp.

TRAINER: Keep going, lads, come on. Work hard, work hard, work hard.

MARK BANNERMAN: In the coming days these rising stars will be tested physically, mentally and
ethically. First, the good news.

MICHAEL BEUTTNER, NRL: Welcome to the NRL. This is what's ahead of you and, if you're prepared to
embrace it, you're going to get a lot out of the game.

KAREN WILLIS, NSW RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: You're going to be on the TV, you're going to be admired and,
yes, you will be offered sex. Probably more sex, by more women, than at any other time in your
life.

TOM SIMPSON, DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLOR: Boys, if you want to drink, be responsible. If you go out
binge drinking, sooner or later you're going to get yourselves into trouble.

MARK BANNERMAN: The first hurdle is media training.

TRAINER: So what we're going to do now is, we're going to walk up to this camera. We're going to
see who we are, we're going to say one thing about ourselves.

PLAYER: I can't wait for the season to start.

PLAYER: I'm Mark, I play for Manly and I don't mind a beer.

MARK BANNERMAN: If these rookies feel confronted by a TV camera, it is only the start of their
shock treatment.

TOM SIMPSON: I wouldn't drink sometimes for two months and then I'd pick up a drink and then I'd
drink for three days.

MARK BANNERMAN: It's now clear to the NRL that football players and alcohol can be an explosive
combination.

TOM SIMPSON: I came out and hit a milk truck, blind drunk. Another time I hit a telegraph pole and
I was really fortunate I wasn't killed.

MARK BANNERMAN: Today these rookies will hear Tom Simpson's story; they'll hear how he fulfilled
his dream of playing for South Sydney, only to lose his career in a bottle.

TOM SIMPSON: I never ever got to the tenth of my potential, through alcohol.

MARK BANNERMAN: How does that make you feel now?

TOM SIMPSON: Well, I guess I've learnt over the years it's no good, I can't change the past. I can
only hopefully look back and learn from it, and part of me speaking to these places and rookie
camps is to try and pass on some of that information to the boys so hopefully they can learn from
it.

MARK OFFERDAHL, MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Day after a game I'd binge drink massively and coming
from the country, that's how we're brought up, that's how everyone does it. I don't know anyone
that wouldn't drink out there. I still do it here but I've just learnt to control myself.

JOE PICKER, CANBERRA RAIDERS: If you've walked out of that room and it hasn't impacted you, well,
you sort of haven't listened, I don't think.

MARK BANNERMAN: If alcohol is a problem, sex and sport can really grab a headline. Today the
rookies will work with a team from Sydney University and the Rape Crisis Centre and their views on
sexuality will be challenged.

KAREN WILLIS: Can't tell them rules, because rules don't apply to humans in our interrelations. But
what we can do is get them to think ethically about their sexual practices.

MARK BANNERMAN: Each group gets a simple scenario. The team goes on a night out. Some of the
players, though, go home early, but the next morning they see their team mates looking at phone
photos that show them having sex with a woman who appears to be unconscious. What should they do?

MARK OFFERDAHL: Oh, mate, personally with that question I wouldn't say a word. I'd just stay right
out of it.

SHANE NEUMANN, MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES: Usually before I would probably just keep it on the
download and not say anything to anyone, but now I would probably go to one of the senior players
that wasn't involved and just double check things and make sure it wasn't, like, anything criminal.

KAREN WILLIS: The NRL has said, "We don't accept violence against women, and we think this is
wrong," and they are a large male dominated organisation who's stepped up to the mark and said
quite clearly, "We will be doing something about this, we will be changing our culture. We will be
educating our players. We will be setting protocols in place, and we will do everything we can to
stop violence against women within our game."

MARK BANNERMAN: There's little doubt there are some great advantages to being an elite
sportsperson, but it's also true that many of these people live in a kind of bubble and it can
create problems for them. The National Rugby League realises this, and it's taken that on board.
The last port of call in this rookie camp is Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club. The idea is to get the
players out on the water, not alone, but with disabled sailors and some young kids.

MICHAEL BEUTTNER: It's probably the opportunity for the guys to put into practice what they've
learnt over the last two days about working within the community, the fact that they're role models
in the community and what effect they can have on these people.

MARK BANNERMAN: There's little doubt the plan works. None of these players have done this kind of
thing before and, if nothing else, it makes it clear just how privileged they are.

MARK BANNERMAN: What, if anything, have you learned today?

MARK OFFERDAHL: Over the past two days, how to talk to people, how to interact with people and that
and just putting it into practice now.

MARK BANNERMAN: Is it worthwhile?

MARK OFFERDAHL: Yeah, mate, yeah.

MARK BANNERMAN: It's easy to be cynical about an exercise like this. In effect, the NRL is saying,
"Three days at a university can help change a culture". Certainly, Brett Seymour believes the
rookie camp may have helped him avoid trouble. As it happened, though, he had to graduate from the
university of hard knocks, and he hasn't forgotten the lessons.

MARK BANNERMAN: When you're out there in the community, do you see yourself differently now?

BRETT SEYMOUR: Yeah, I do. I see myself as a role model for younger kids and I see that if you can
give them, anyone, good advice and tell them something that, I guess, some experiences you've
learnt from and pass them on, that just puts people in good stead and yourself.

Billy Crystal tells life story on stage

Billy Crystal tells life story on stage

Reporter: Kerry O'Brien

KERRY O'BRIEN: Billy Crystal is one of the outstanding comics of his generation, with successes
that range from the most daunting one night stand in comedy, the Oscars, to movies with the likes
of Robert de Niro, Woody Allen, Robin Williams to his debut as a director in the highly acclaimed
Mr Saturday Night. Billy Crystal has returned to his roots on the stage, with the Tony
Award-winning one-man Broadway show called 700 Sundays, the story of an unusual childhood that
spawned the future comedian and, in particular, his relationship with his parents. 700 Sundays
opens in Sydney tomorrow, and I spoke with Billy Crystal earlier today.

KERRY O'BRIEN: Billy Crystal, you've written about a childhood filled with love and laughter,
family, good food, Jews and jazz, brisket and bourbon.

BILLY CRYSTAL: Well, you know, I was very fortunate. You know, you can't pick the family you're
born into, but if I could pick these people I'd pick them over and over again because they were
eccentric, funny, charming and entered me into a world of music and musicians and an era in
America, or in the world, I should say, in the mid '50s when I start to really remember most in my
life. My dad was in the music business and the whole family business was jazz. So I was always
around these amazing musicians. Saw my first movie with Billie Holiday. My uncle produced her
records, Dad produced some of her concerts and other great concerts so I was around great
musicians. So that was just lucky.

KERRY O'BRIEN: And your mother once suggested to Louis Armstrong, maybe he should just spit it out?

BILLY CRYSTAL: That was my grandmother. My grandmother said to Louis Armstrong, have you tried just
coughing it up? We were around them. So it was a really eccentric group of people, what I referred
to as Jews and jazz, and the house always smelt of brisket and bourbon. That really started me
performing, was being around them. My brothers and I loved these guys and we would perform and I
would imitate them. I was the youngest and the shortest, which meant that I was the loudest. I just
had no fear. I was always up on stage some place and I think it was about these guys.

KERRY O'BRIEN: You've worked with some of the great legends. Let me throw a few of those names at
you, and ask what you might have learnt from them. Woody Allen?

BILLY CRYSTAL: Don't ever stop your creativity. Don't ever stop writing, performing.

WOODY ALLEN IN DECONSTRUCTING HARRY: You dare to match your powers against mine?

BILLY CRYSTAL: You want to know why? Forgive me for laughing - why?

WOODY ALLEN: I'm more powerful than you because I'm a bigger sinner, because you're a fallen angel
and I never believed in God or Heaven or any of that stuff.

BILLY CRYSTAL: I think he's in many ways the ultimate American filmmaker of our generation. Hit or
miss, there's a movie made a year. It's amazing to me, the quality of the writing. Certainly, there
are going to be some better than others. I look at Picassos and say I don't like this one, but I
love this one. But they're still Picassos. And to me Woody is the giant of American filmmakers that
way, along with Martin Scorsese and Coppola who've made epic, great movies, Woody has made 20 great
movies.

KERRY O'BRIEN: What did you learn from Robert de Niro?

BILLY CRYSTAL: He never stops inventing, finding, trusting how to work small.

ROBERT DE NIRO IN ANALYZE THIS: Nah, you're good doc. I'll going to be getting in touch with you.
Just one more thing, if I talk to you and you turn me into a fag, I'm going to kill you, you
understand.

BILLY CRYSTAL: Can we define fag, because some feelings may come up.

ROBERT DE NIRO: We go fag, you die.

BILLY CRYSTAL: I begged him for two years to do this. That he needed to be funny in a movie, people
should see him funny. I said, when I'm around you, you make me laugh, so you'll make people laugh,
and he said, "I don't know if I can do this character again, a gangster guy." Yeah, but if you do
it funny it'll open up a whole new thing. People look at you differently. He said yes, and he did
it, and now he's the comedy king and he's getting all the parts I should be getting!

KERRY O'BRIEN: Robin Williams. So, when you and Robin Williams work on a film like 'Father's Day',
I wonder how much of the original survives?

BILLY CRYSTAL: We were very true to the script, but what you learn from Robin is embrace the danger
he's fearless. I so admire that in him. We're very different in certain ways, but we're so alike in
our pursuit of getting a laugh. He has a brilliance that is pretty astounding to be around.

KERRY O'BRIEN: Because when he takes off, nobody would know, I assume, including him, where it's
going to go?

BILLY CRYSTAL: No, and that's what's exciting about him. I love to be his partner, in that way, in
the stuff that we've done in Comic Relief over the years, I know how to sort of ground him and ask
him the right questions and it becomes like Joe Frasier and Muhammad Ali. I can take the punches
and throw a couple of shots and then weather the storm. What I learned from Robin is, trust the
danger.

KERRY O'BRIEN: I don't know how someone can exist like that?

BILLY CRYSTAL: No, no, no, Robin has a wonderful, quiet, incredibly intelligent, well read side of
him. So knowledgeable about so many things. He's the most curious person in the world. Yes, he's
got this torrid kind of manic brilliance that spews out of him but on the other side of him he's
actually a very quiet kind of guy. Then there's the guy who goes out and howls at the moon. He'll
do that too.

KERRY O'BRIEN: You haven't chalked up 700 performances yet of '700 Sundays' but you've certainly
done an awful lot. That would add up to a great deal of self reflection.

BILLY CRYSTAL: Self affliction or self reflection?

KERRY O'BRIEN: Reflection.

BILLY CRYSTAL: Yeah, you know, the show was written out of grief. And it's going to sound funny,
why is a funny show about grief, but it was. My mum had just passed away, my father had died when I
was 15, which is what the title refers to. He worked two jobs, sometimes three. Sundays was our one
day together and he dies when I'm 15. So as I approached 50, I realised, wow, we only had, like,
700 of these days. It became a way to guide into the story. When I lost my mum in 2001 I said,
"I've got to get rid of this stuff, these bags are getting too heavy to carry around." So we turned
it into this show, and I started improvising these wonderful stories that I remembered and started
just doing them to music jazz music that I had. I thought, "This is a good one, this fits this,
this sounds good, this sounds right," and then we put it together. In a short period of time and
then debuted it in a little college in a university, worked in like a lab with graduate students,
asking them questions, "What do you think of this, this and that?" We ran to only 12 shows and
three months later were on Broadway and we had a tremendous success, toured across America and now
we're here. But the catharsis is to relieve the pain I was feeling, and every night this is now
five years later, after she's gone I find that I miss her less, because I'm with her more. That's a
great thing. I feel like I've done a great visit every night.

KERRY O'BRIEN: And do you still get a joy out of making people laugh, or is it more you're watching
to see that they do laugh and then relax that you're still funny?

BILLY CRYSTAL: No, Kerry. There are moments in the show where there's really big laughs that I
still get that little buzz in the back of my neck and I'll feel on stage, "Oh, man, this is good".

KERRY O'BRIEN: Billy Crystal, thanks for talking with us.

BILLY CRYSTAL: It's been a pleasure. Come see the show.

That's the program for tonight. We'll be back at the same time tomorrow, but for now goodnight.