'Dancing with the Stars': Tristan MacManus praises Valerie Harper

Doctors once thought Valerie Harper wouldn't even make it to the premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 17. Diagnosed with terminal cancer this past spring, the actress was given only a few months to live. But she did live, and now she is competing with professional partner Tristan MacManus.After the season premiere, we had a chance to talk to Tristan about how Valerie was doing in the ballroom. Check out the interview below.How do you feel about your first performance of the season?Tristan: It went great. It went great! It was going terrible all day long. We worked on stuff, she cleared her mind, she focused on what she was supposed to do, and I was really, really happy with her. Really happy!What did you know about Valerie Harper as an actress before you were partnered with her?Tristan: Do you know, I haven't watched any of them? I feel like I probably need...



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