Maria Shriver — Finding My "I Am"

May 31, 2018

Maria Shriver’s life is often summarized in fairy tale terms. A child of the Kennedy clan in the Camelot aura of the early 1960s. Daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics, and Sargent Shriver, who helped found the Peace Corps. An esteemed broadcast journalist. First lady of California. This hour, she opens up about having a personal history that is also public history — and how deceptive the appearance of glamour can be. We experience the legendary toughness of the women in Maria Shriver’s family — but also the hard-won tenderness and wisdom with which she has come to raise her own voice.



Maria Shriver is a special anchor for NBC News. She is the former first lady of California and the author of several books, including Just Who Will You Be, and most recently, I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.