Posted tagged ‘Meredith Vieira’

Casey Anthony: Parents Appear on The Today Show

August 13, 2010

George and Cindy Anthony once again professed their support for their daughter during their latest appearance on The Today Show early this morning.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Today host Meredith Vieira interviewed the Anthony’s live from a studio in New York.

“I’m not certain of all of the forensic evidence,” Cindy Anthony said, when asked why she still thinks her slain granddaughter Caylee is alive. “A lot of stuff doesn’t make sense.”

“I can see that Casey panicked, maybe something happened, I can see something happening,” Cindy Anthony said. “Casey may have seen something or someone else.”

George Anthony said that the family has always wanted to find out what happened to Caylee, no matter where “the path” leads them.

Casey Anthony: Psychopath?

April 15, 2010

Interesting words from criminal profiler Pat Brown on the Today Show today as a term that many of you have used to describe Casey Anthony came out: Psychopath.

I missed the segment. Did anyone have the opportunity to watch? What did  you think?


Pat Brown, a criminal profiler, told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that in her opinion, Anthony is a psychopath who is trying to get potential jurors to feel sorry for her. The letters are the way she does it, Brown said.

“This will prove she’s a new woman. After all, she’s found God,” Brown said, adding that juries will frequently sympathize with a woman who claims she was abused and mistreated but now has found the light.

“A lot of time women go to court, juries start feeling sorry for them,” Brown said. “It’s manipulation.”

Brown called the letters “a wonderful window into how a psychopath thinks.”

Casey Anthony: Not Guilty of Killing Caylee?

January 7, 2010

…this according to her lawyer, Andrea Lyon, on the Today Show this morning.

All I can say is that I’m very interested to see all of the evidence at trial that both sides have said will win their case. Right now, there is a lot of facts floating around that point to her guilt, but there is also a lot of he said/she said.

I say….let’s wait and see what comes out in the trial.

From the TV Guy:

Lyon acknowledged that the death penalty puts a lot of pressure on a defendant even when they haven’t committed a murder. “She didn’t kill her kid,” Lyon said of Anthony.

There was a long pause.

“You’re absolutely sure without a doubt?” Vieira asked.

“I’m sure,” Lyon responded.

“Based on?” Vieira said.

Lyon pointed to the evidence. “There’s not even any evidence that this was a homicide, let alone any evidence tying her to it,” the attorney said.

Casey Anthony: Parents Still Believe in Her

December 15, 2009

I guess that is the way all parents should feel about their children. I know when my daughter Caitlyn gets in trouble, I stand by her no matter what. It’s a fathers job, right?

From WDBO:

Cindy told Meredith Vieira that she still believes in her daughter, Casey Anthony. Casey is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

George and Cindy said they could not sit through a hearing Friday when a prosecutor described how Caylee died. “It was too difficult. That’s why I had to get up and leave,” Cindy said.

“It was very hard for us to sit there,” George said. The prosecutor was “just so descriptive.”

Vieira asked why the couple hadn’t visited Casey in 14 months. “We’ve been advised not to,” Cindy said. “Everything we do or say, anything Casey does, any look that she gives or doesn’t give, she’s so picked apart. Even her tears on Friday, people are just picking her apart.”

Family Ties Star Comes Out

December 2, 2009

Meredith Baxter, who played Elyse Keaton on the popular television series Family Ties, told Matt Lauer on TODAY this morning that she is a lesbian.


“I am a lesbian and it was a later-in-life recognition,” she told Matt Lauer on TODAY. “Some people would say, well, you’re living a lie and, you know, the truth is — not at all. This has only been for the past seven years.”

Baxter, 62, though anxious, decided to come out on national television after her sexuality became tabloid fodder.

“I’ve always lived a very private life,” said the actress, who’s never even had a publicist. “To come out and disclose stuff is very antithetical to who I am.”

Baxter has been with her current girlfriend, Nancy Locke, a contractor she met through mutual friends, for the past four years. Because Locke is openly lesbian, their relationship has not been kept a closely guarded secret.

“I had to reach a level of comfort because it wasn’t fair to push her back into secrecy,” she said. “We live very out lives in Los Angeles.”

But, until now, that level of comfort only extended so far. Last year, Baxter and her former “Family Ties” cast mates reunited on TODAY. Locke stayed back at the hotel, still a part of Baxter’s life that she wasn’t yet ready to reveal to the world.

Balloon Boy “Spills His Guts” on Live Television

October 16, 2009

What’s up with this whole situation. To me, it seems like the family put on this entire fabrication that was witnessed by much of the country yesterday.

Now, the poor kid spilled his guts (literally) on the Today show.

Why did Meredith Vieira keep asking questions? Couldn’t they have cut to a commercial?

Daddy’s Girl Tosses Away Foul Ball

September 17, 2009

This is so cute and I know that it’s something that my son or daughter would no doubt do as well!

From Yahoo Sports:

America just can’t get enough of the Monfortos.

Less than a day after the now-famous video of three-year-old Emily’s foul ball rejection at a Phillies game went viral, the family from Laurel Springs, N.J. appeared on Thursday’s Today Show to talk about the highlight that has captured the country’s heart.

The foul ball — which was hit by Jayson Werth(notes) and ranked as the first Steve had ever caught — was quickly deposited over the ledge by Emily, who learned the reaction by playing catch with Steve at home. Though the family doesn’t know what happened to the original ball, they were given a replacement Rawlings by a Phillies rep later in the game. During Thursday’s TV appearance, each of the four family members were given personalized Phillies jerseys by the team and Steve was presented a ball that was signed by Werth.