Picks and Pans Review: The Chris Evert Special
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Watch out, David Frost. Slay on your toes, Leeza Gibbons. The newest twist in TV is celebrities interviewing celebrities. Burt Reynolds has done a series of small-talk specials for CBS. Today recently introduced its “Take Two” segment. The concept makes perfect sense. The famous just seem to feel more comfortable schmoozing with their own kind.
Now former tennis great Chris Evert enters the chat arena with the first in a quarterly series. Adopting the Barbara Walters format, she sits down with three stars: Gloria Estefan, Eddie Murphy and Jane Seymour. Well-coached on her subjects’ lives, Evert keeps the dialogue moving smoothly if blandly. In her new career, Evert is still strong on serve and volley.