Kate sat on the set during the whole "entertainment portion" of the morning news program.
They introduced her briefly before going into the commentary on what's happening in Hollywood.
Sam Rubin: Kate Mulgrew is described by Kelly, our make-up artist, as the classiest guest we've ever had and it's totally true.
Kate (Looking around at the crew): Kelly said that?
Sam Rubin: Kelly said that.
Kate Mulgrew: Blessings on your head, Kelly. How marvelous. (Pointing off screen) She's a beauty though, don't you think?
Sam Rubin: As are you...don't you have the greatest voice of all time?
Kate Mulgrew: Oh, well, I could hardly confirm that.
After that, Sam Rubin launched into the entertainment news.
Kate's laughter could be heard over the commentary and clips of Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra's wedding. At one point, when the clip was of Carmen Electra scantily clad and in a rather seductive position, Kate asked if she could see the clip again.
Sam Rubin: We know how hard it is for prime-time shows to survive, and especially to survive on those baby networks. Well, UPN, I hope and assume, sends flowers to Kate Mulgrew every single day. Kate, of course, is Captain Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek Voyager, celebrating it's 100th episode. Kate joins us this morning. Did you have any...I mean, I think we talked when the show first started.
Kate Mulgrew: That was a long time ago. I was shaking in my boots, wasn't I?
Sam Rubin: Did you think it would go to this?
Kate Mulgrew: Well, I gathered that. You know, it's reputation proceeded it as far as I was concerned, it was a very successful franchise. There was very little doubt in my mind that we had a good shot. But it happened so quickly, the hundreth episode. They were there cutting the cake and drinking the champagne and I thought that was a moment because I'm so engaged, if you'll pardon the expression, in the work and so immersed in it and it's so all consuming that I must say that I had to become rather reflective that day because I thought when was the last time I accomplished 100 of anything. Actors don't do that, it's not in our nature, we're gypsies, so the tenure alone has been a marvelous experience.
Sam Rubin: There's a terrific edition here of the Hollywood Reporter sort of saluting the whole thing and in it says, it quotes you as saying "one reason Kathryn Janeway is successful, not that she's genderless" but that she doesn't have..."
Kate Mulgrew: Well how nice of you! Speaking of the virtues and vices of aging [Kate is referring to another guest on the program, former President Jimmy Carter, who spoke on aging]. Yes, she is not genderless, allegedly.
Sam Rubin: But she does not have...I wouldn't say this...the typical woman qualities...
Kate Mulgrew: ...of..?
Sam Rubin: ...of being...I don't know...
Kate Mulgrew: Waiting for you...
Sam Rubin: Let me find it and read it so I will get myself out of trouble.
Kate Mulgrew: That she is not submissive. That she does not rely on her gender.
Sam Rubin: Right.
Kate Mulgrew: No, that is quite true. In the 24th century we shall have transcended these problems and these taboos. It's Gene Roddenberry's dream.
Sam Rubin: And I sense you will lead the way.
Kate Mulgrew: I'm trying to lead the way.
Sam Rubin: 100 down. Would you go for another 100?
Kate Mulgrew: What does that make it? Another five years?
Sam Rubin: Yes.
Kate Mulgrew: I don't know, we'll cross that bridge when we get there. But it's a very priviledged position, it's a wonderful job. I must say that I've been happy every day for the last five years. How many people can say that?
Sam Rubin: That is a great thing to say.
Kate Mulgrew: Great character, love Kathryn Janeway.
Sam Rubin: Star Trek: Voyager airs on UPN Channel 13 locally...they are rushing us along, as you understand, because the president...
Kate Mulgrew: I understand that the president is here.
Sam Rubin: And you want to meet him?
Kate Mulgrew: I said hello to him, he's a wonderful man. Mr. Carter, yes.
Sam Rubin: Isn't that exciting, to come in and see him? Thank you so much.
Kate Mulgrew: Thank you, it's good to see you again.