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I call the number one reality series in the history of television and talk about survivor and had one important castaway did you have may not have heard of though.
They haven't heard much about her the ex wife for producer Mark Burnett claims she handed -- shell.
And she's written all about it in a brand new memoir that brand new book is called the road to reality can die and Burnett joins us right here and current account -- -- don't we know we can.
In the very beginning it seems like the whole planet was watching survivor which part were you what was your input how did you help make that I hit.
Well actually it's -- 84 of the show even Eric.
Because once it aired we had everybody in line Jeff the hosts the contestants have a great casting department.
-- -- is behind the scenes green survivor getting.
Is doing the networking helping with you know the creative side.
Of things that did you perceive this type of success he -- that we got something of his reality was brand new at that time.
When we were doing eco challenge -- Was.
First aired in 1995 and we did that come consecutively for about seven years.
I knew mark was on to something he's an adventurous guy he was really Smart -- a great storyteller.
And that was a heck I was successful in its own genre but survived are.
Wow that was just a big surprise are really really happy sitting on the beach.
Zuma beach Monday and is about to air and we saw.
Planes going over with the banner survivor.
Premiering tonight and night just looked at mark and I said well I think this is going to be really can't explain it.
You're right yeah it was really good and a lot of people watched -- for very long time ultimately you write in your book though about.
Didn't work out you did not survive the marriage as as husband and wife but now you've written the book he put a lot of the stuff in there why.
Well I tip my time I actually was approached early on to write something but.
As women -- going through a break up it's it's painful and it's hurtful breaking up the family.
So I don't think I was in the -- right frame of mind to tell my story but it's one empowerment it's inspirational.
It's about love it's -- it's about family and it's about coming through adversity.
And taking the high -- So it's interesting to see you have two kids see why you guys are friends now than you realize I had a lot to do with that but you don't think about a financial agreement because -- married.
Do you regret that would you recommend that other people if you -- in the creative round.
It's a good point I don't really regret anything I think I'm okay.
And I I try to live for the moment and right now I have two beautiful kids I'm healthy I'm happy I'm moving on.
However with the business side of it Fiat looking at it in hindsight absolutely me -- -- -- on it a little bit differently.
I'm sure you know that your ex husband Mark Burnett blues and denies your involvement with survivor he told the Hollywood prepare reporter.
If she did so much so long ago where -- all her new show.
I know that kinda hurts.
A little bit and well first of all I have -- cancer foundation my mother passed away from esophageal cancer it's called shown Valentine after her foundation -- natural -- I've been working on maps.
I have a social networking site called the other side dot com which actually I have the web series and talk show on the Internet.
I also you -- -- mom.
I had as we didn't know our job really that was full time -- I should've backed up that you can't go head and I have.
Harry weeks and in that respect your your complete survivor.
Yes I am check out Diane Burnett's book the road to reality rather rude reality voted off the island my life as a real life -- Right thank you thank you very much -- --
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