Can You Hear Me Now?

(CBS/Kate Morris)
Hi, everybody! It was a beautiful and sunny morning outside in New York City, so we did a lot of our interviews on the plaza today, including one with "CSI" star Marg Helgenberger who about her new movie, "Mr. Brooks."

But what you didn't see on the air was our frantic efforts to somehow make Marg's microphone stay in place on her blouse. I always check out my guests to make sure they are comfortable and that there aren't any wardrobe malfunctions, when I noticed Marg was messing around with her mic.

I pitched in to try and help, but to no avail. Her blouse was made of a thin fabric and the mic clip kept flipping over. Still, we both thought we had conquered the problem until she opened her mouth to answer the first question and "oops!" It was obvious that mic just wasn't going to stay in place.

As you can see in the photos above, I actually had to hand Marg my microphone halfway through the interview. Like a true pro, she wasn't rattled at all and she even stuck around after the interview to of our Early Show "Bracket Challenge."

It's the first time that I've interviewed Marg, and I marvel at how she's able to handle everything; the demands of "CSI," a movie career, and a 16-year-old son who is in the midst of exams, prom and everything that teenagers do. She said her key is to constantly remind herself to stay balanced, and in fact had the Japanese symbol for balance drawn up as a piece of artwork, which she looks at every day as a reminder to stay grounded.
  • Hannah Storm

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