MTV Ultra Sound
September 27, 1998

Tori appeared on MTV Ultra Sound in the U.S. on Sunday, September 27. The show, which lasted for 30 minutes, had the title "The Tori Philes" and took a look at Tori's life through the comments of "those who know her best, the Tori Philes". They interviewed several Toriphiles, including some I know personally (Hi Gina, Lisa, Matt & William!) Tori was also interviewed, and she made many insightful comments thoughout the program. They basically covered her life from a small child to her most recent album, "from the choirgirl hotel." The details they gave were things most fans already know, but it was still a well done and interesting program. My only complaint as usual with MTV programs is the editing. All those quick cuts and one second glances of her onstage were frustrating...I wanted to see more! This episode of MTV Ultra Sound will re-air Sunday, October 4 at 9:00 AM.

Between the clips of her fans talking and of Tori talking, they showed clips from various Tori videos, several scenes of Tori meeting with her Ears With Feet, photos from when Tori was a young girl (which are in her authorized biography), and even some brief concert footage from the Plugged '98 tour. Tori talked about all her albums in her interviews. The part of the interview that really touched me was when Tori was talking about her miscarriage. There was so much emotion and sadness in her voice that it was impossible to not feel strongly as she talked about it, especially when she said, "I wanted to be a mom more than anything else." I was also struck by what she said when she talked about meeting her fans and that fact that some of them are being "unintentionally selfish." Here is that part of the interview:

The main five fans who talked about Tori's life during the show were Matt, Gina, Lisa, William, and Christian. They did a really good job, and the entire show in general was very respectful to Tori and to her Ears With Feet. Below you will find some photos from this special. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image. After the photos I include a few comments from other Toriphiles who saw the show.

The Toriphiles who helped describe Tori's life: Gina, Lisa, Matt, William, & Christian.

Main 1998 Tori Interview

Earlier 1998 Interview Clip

Concert Footage From The MCI Center in Washington D.C., August 8, 1998

Tori On Early 1992 MTV Special

RAINN Commercial

Clips From "The Big Picture" Video From YKTR

Comments on Ultra Sound from Leanna:

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