A few days before the tenth anniversary, Ling, Jim, and I were interviewed by Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen about Rebirth and our journey through and after September 11th. They were both warm and welcoming, and I was so happy to meet Sharon after watching her on all of the seasons of MTV’s The Osbournes– she and her family got me through many an hour with laughter during some of my hardest days of grief. It was completely surreal though, smiling with Sharon one minute about how much I loved her show and then being cutoff with cameras rolling to a very serious Julie Chen saying, “Tanya, tell us, what were you doing on the morning of September 11th…” What a roller coaster ride of emotions.
Unfortunately the link to the video of the interview is no longer valid, but I found this in my archives, taken of my dressing room, just before we walked to the studio. Was this really my life?