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    (1) Michelle Kwan + (2) the Shibutanis: Google+ Hangouts on Tue Oct 1

    (1) Michelle Kwan + (2) the Shibutanis: separate Google+ Hangouts on Tue Oct 1

    (1) Google+ Hangout with Michelle Kwan:
    Michelle Kwan sits down for a 1-on-1 interview on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. ET, where she will answer questions about the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, talk about her new role with Fox Sports 1 and answer questions from fans.

    @USFigureSkating
    Michelle Kwan will sit down with us on Tuesday for a Google Hangout! RT if you're excited and click here to RSVP! http://bit.ly/HangoutWithKwan
    9:35 AM - 28 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...93354209345536

    (2) Mrs. P previously posted about the Google Hangout with the Shibutanis:

    @USFigureSkating
    Excited to announce that @MaiaShibutani & @AlexShibutani will be hanging out on Google+ on Tuesday at 9:50 a.m. ET! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c...sqotem09rnbu2k
    10:47 AM - 27 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...49044486045697

    ETA, "You can post your questions on G+, Twitter, and Facebook using #AskTeamUSA."

    ETA, the archived video of the G+ Hangout with the Shibutanis:

    ETA, forgot to say that Rachael Flatt was a featured participant in a previous NASA Google+ Hangout.

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    I would like to ask Michelle if she or her husband have any plans to run for public office.

    I would like to ask Alex Shibutani if he will be making a move into big-time movie producing and video photography. I would also like to ask him if he can shed any light on the Zoueva-Shpilband break-up, but I guess I won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I would like to ask Michelle if she or her husband have any plans to run for public office.

    I would like to ask Alex Shibutani if he will be making a move into big-time movie producing and video photography. I would also like to ask him if he can shed any light on the Zoueva-Shpilband break-up, but I guess I won't.
    MM, you forgot to say what you want to ask Maia Shibutani. Other than than grilling her as well about the Team Canton split, LOL.

    A query about long-term plans for public office also would be a good question for both Shibutanis, don't you think?
    After they win their Oscars, of course.

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    As for Kwan, check out her photo with another lovely icon of American skating.

    @USFigureSkating
    Look who we found at the #MediaSummit...Good luck to both in their media roles in #Sochi! #Kwan #Yamaguchi pic.twitter.com/IGwDKvDVqI
    9:54 AM - 30 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...22968229576704

    Yamaguchi was announced today as USOC's "digital ambassador" for 2014 Sochi.

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    ‏@kristiyamaguchi tweeted the same (or a near-identical) photo with the caption:
    Awwwww with the amazing #MichelleKwan catching up on post Olympic life. #MediaSummit @USOlympic @USFigureSkating pic.twitter.com/rwG8m5T7F6
    https://twitter.com/kristiyamaguchi/...37390587158528


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    Smart moves by Google. Given WHO they are as a platform, they went with the person one would come up with if they google searched "figure skating" i.e., the Kween (long live the Kween!) and the Shibs, the Charming Prince & Princess of Social Media Savvy-dom

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    MM, you forgot to say what you want to ask Maia Shibutani. Other than than grilling her as well about the Team Canton split, LOL.

    A query about long-term plans for public office also would be a good question for both Shibutanis, don't you think?
    After they win their Oscars, of course.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    As for Kwan, check out her photo with another lovely icon of American skating.

    @USFigureSkating
    Look who we found at the #MediaSummit...Good luck to both in their media roles in #Sochi! #Kwan #Yamaguchi pic.twitter.com/IGwDKvDVqI
    9:54 AM - 30 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...22968229576704

    Yamaguchi was announced today as USOC's "digital ambassador" for 2014 Sochi.

    ETA:

    ‏@kristiyamaguchi tweeted the same (or a near-identical) photo with the caption:
    Awwwww with the amazing #MichelleKwan catching up on post Olympic life. #MediaSummit @USOlympic @USFigureSkating pic.twitter.com/rwG8m5T7F6
    https://twitter.com/kristiyamaguchi/...37390587158528

    Wonderful pictures of Michelle and Kristi! I've noticed in the last few years that Kristi is one of those rare people who is more beautiful at forty than she was at 20. She's become positively radiant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Wonderful pictures of Michelle and Kristi! I've noticed in the last few years that Kristi is one of those rare people who is more beautiful at forty than she was at 20. She's become positively radiant.
    One more photo of Kwan and Yamaguchi at the media summit (Instagram from teamusa):
    (Not their fault, but the USA has decided to rip off Canada's mittens concept. #TooLittleTooLateIMHO)

    BTW, some of the skaters had the thrill of being interviewed by Kwan, e.g.:

    @USFigureSkating
    Two lovely ladies talk figure skating ... Kwan and @AshWagner2010 on @FOXSports1 #MediaSummit pic.twitter.com/O6ffckovQc
    3:52 PM - 30 Sep 13 from Utah, US
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...12954878631936

    @MaxTAaron
    What an amazing experience that was speaking with Michelle Kwan for @FOXSports1!
    4:56 PM - 30 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/MaxTAaron/status/384829020845535232

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    Photos of the Shibutanis from the media summit:
    - Performing on the ice in their Michael Jackson costumes
    https://twitter.com/AliceParkNY/stat...64772035854336
    - In their USOC team jackets
    https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...39400573513730
    - Wearing the USA mittens [#StillCompletelyInferiorToTheCanadianOriginalsIMHO]
    https://twitter.com/zasifras/status/385048465027239936

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    Here is the live broadcast that the Kween did today "Hangout with Michelle"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-cNE...ature=youtu.be

    She looks stunning!

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    (Cross-posting from the Shibutanis fan thread)
    The archived video of the G+ Hangout with the Shibutanis:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAREGb_bQv8 (24:45 in length)

    (I also had added the link to the first post above.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    Here is the live broadcast that the Kween did today "Hangout with Michelle"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-cNE...ature=youtu.be

    She looks stunning!
    Thanks so much!

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    Watched them both.

    Maia and Alex were really impressive. Remarkably poised and articulate. An astute pairing by Google with David Boudia who seems very much cut from that same "ambassador ideal" cloth. The Shibs seem to be able to mingle comfortably with pretty much everybody they engage with. Would love to see the two of them do a series of interview shows in discussion with others. THEY would pull it off with dignity, humor and class.

    Michelle, much improved from her earliest efforts commentating at Worlds. Thought her body language when asked about Ashley vs. when asked about Gracie was somewhat telling. Obvious points were made about Ashley's "fighter" spirit and Gracie's "confidence" Character traits which will obviously be key in the months ahead. Can't wait for the interview Michelle did with Max. Will be interesting to see if he shows signs of being in awe of her.

    Who is Josh Ellis? He was very solid as a moderator. He was not in awe but gracious and appealingly low key. Very smart to call out the names of those who posted questions for them. Inspire others to try to throw questions in for the next time. "Wheee, Michelle answered by question!!" sort of thing.

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    Thanks for posting the link! I always enjoy seeing my favorite skater Can't wait for the interview with Max!

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    I watched Michelle. I think she's still not a natural in front of a camera (except when skating to music, I mean!), but she's becoming more assured. I'm just so glad we'll be seeing so much of her in the upcoming season! One question: what exactly is Fox Sports? How do I locate that channel? Or is it on the regular network Fox channel?

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    Fox Sports is just the sports division of the regular Fox network. Fox Sports 1 is their new 24 hour sports channel. Perhaps it will cover more of the niche sports like figure skating. Here is how to find it in your area.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story...s-1-on-your-tv

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    Thanks MM! My goodness I have Time Warner Cable and it looks like I will get Fox Sports 1 on channel 75 and Fox 2 on 328 YAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I watched Michelle. I think she's still not a natural in front of a camera...
    True. She was not at ease. She has gotten a lot more comfortable in giving prepared speeches, but this interviewing gig will be a different sort of challenge.

    I believe this media day is mainly to give the athletes who will be in the public eye in the next few months some practice in being interviewed, isn't that right? Maybe they also want to give the rookie interviewers a chance to practice, too. Like Michelle and Kristi interviewing each other.

    Here are Michelle and Yuna Kim -- two tough cookies,

    http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4131/5...4e72800b_z.jpg

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