Shaun White won the Olympic gold medal one week ago, since then he’s been on a media blitz of unprecedented proportions. He’s been interviewed by everyone from Oprah to Larry, from CNN to NBC—he is the face of snowboarding to the world. Let’s see what it looks like.
Wednesday February 17, 2010, Vancouver
Shaun White wins Olympic halfpipe Gold medal.
Thursday February 18, Vancouver
The Today Show (Early morning). Summary: Shaun pulls an all-nighter to appear on the Today Show early Thursday morning at the top of Grouse mountain—his first interview since winning the gold medal about eight hours earlier. The seven minute interview also features an animation with football-style play by play graphics in an attempt to explain the Double McTwist 1260.
NBC Interview with Sportscaster Bob Costas in Vancouver. Summary: Shaun follows his Today Show appearance with a more refined fireside chat. Click here to watch.
USA House Official Celebration Check out the photos of Shaun, Scotty Lago, US coach Bud Keene, and hockey legend—Wayne Gretzky.
Men’s Halfpipe Medal ceremony at BC Place in Vancouver Shaun finally gets his gold medal along with Silver medalist Peetu Piiroinen and Bronze medalist Scotty Lago.
Red Bull Shaun White Party in downtown Vancouver.
Shaun cuts out early to jump on a private plane to Chicago.
Friday February 19, Chicago
Oprah Summary: Shaun and Oprah talk about everything starting from the beginning.
Monday, 2/22, New York
Live With Regis and Kelly. Summary: Shaun follows Ethan Hawke on the show—he prefers the nickname animal and he would love to go back to the Olympics in 2014.
Rolling Stone Photo shoot.
Larry King Live on CNN. Watch it here. Summary: The Dalai Lama opened for Shaun on the show. He again talked about his nickname, his congenital heart defect, and the Double McTwist 1260. “Olympic half-pipe king Shaun White is here. He’s young. He’s rich. He’s famous. He’s the best snow boarder in the world. How is he going to top it?”
“Colbert Report” – Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m. Summary: Shaun White theorizes on why snowboarders don’t burst into tears like figure skaters do.
Tuesday February 23, New York
Good Morning America– CBS at 7:00 a.m. Watch it here.
“The Flying Tomato Shows Off His Olympic Gold” Summary: The math of the double McTwist 1260 while standing in a couple inches of fake snow.
CNN American Morning– CNN at 9:30 a.m.
“A Golden Moment with Shaun White” Summary: Shaun’s drink of choice, his relationship with his parents, his manhood, and his cool sounding double McTwist 1260.
Rachel Ray on NBC Watch it here.
“Sex After 50 & Gold Medalist Shaun White” Summary: The gold medals, steak, and fashion.
Shaun rings the closing bell on the NY Stock Exchange. Aired on CNBC. Watch it here. Summary: “Snowboarding sensation Shaun White, the first person to win back-to-back gold medals in the snowboarding halfpipe, and recognized for his signature move the “Double McTwist 1260”, visits the NYSE to celebrate his recent gold medal.”
Wednesday February 24, New York
Shaun is in London now. Follow Shaun on twitter.com/shaun_white