Posted tagged ‘The Today Show’

That’s Me on The Today Show…

March 17, 2011

Yep! On my way to pick up some breakfast before my flight home from New York yesterday morning, I stumbled upon filming of The Today Show. And no…I wasn’t discussing the Casey/Caylee Anthony story 🙂

Matt Lauer and Al Roker were outside in the rain and they did a shot of the audience.

I grabbed a quick screenshot from the broadcast. Note that if I had paused it at a better part, you’d actually see me smiling with my eyes open!

Me...in all my glory!

Maybe I’ll get a better photo to put up later!

Casey Anthony: Does the Media Need to Back Off?

January 26, 2010

Andrea Lyon, an attorney for Casey Anthony said on the Today Show earlier today that the media needs to back off and take a different look at itself when covering this high profile trial.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The recorded comments from Andrea Lyon comes one day after Anthony, accused of killing daughter Caylee Marie Anthony, made headlines after being found guilty on six charges related to a check-fraud case.

The piece on the Today Show noted Monday’s verdict and included information about the Anthony-inspired play in Australia called “Tot Mom.”

When a reporter asked Lyon about the play’s significance and coverage of the Anthony case, she said:

“It tells me that the media process needs to take a different look at itself. You know, it’s one thing to cover a trial and cover a case. It’s another thing to create one.”

Additional details can be found at the Orlando Sentinel by clicking the link above.

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.”

Did Couple Really Crash White House Dinner?

December 1, 2009

That is the question being asked today.

According to Tareq Salahi, he and his wife didn’t crash the White House state dinner last week.

From CNN:

The Obama administration said Salahi and his wife, Michaele Salahi, attended but had not been invited to the state dinner for visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and officials say they got into the event because of a breach in security.

Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show with his wife, Tareq Salahi said the aftermath of the incident has been “the most devastating thing that’s ever happened to us.”

“We’re greatly saddened by all the circumstances that have, you know, been involved and portraying my wife and I as party crashers. I can tell you, we did not party crash the White House.”

Salahi said he and his wife “are cooperating extensively with the U.S. Secret Service” in their investigation of the incident and said “the truth will soon come out.”

Casey Anthony: Parents to Testify Against Daughter

August 6, 2009

Richard Hornsby, the attorney for George and Cindy Anthony, confirmed this morning that the parents of accused murderer Casey Anthony will testify for the state in her upcoming murder trial.

From WESH:

“I believe they will testify,” attorney Brad Conway said during a ‘Today’ show appearance. “They’ve told the truth from the beginning and their love for their daughter is not going to interfere with that.”

Orlando defense attorney Richard Hornsby said the Anthonys have already testified through the previous sworn statements and depositions they’ve given. He said if they try to change their stories at trial to help Casey Anthony than their previous statements can be brought in.

“It’s a gut punch because you’re calling on this person’s family to help put her to death,” Hornsby said.

George Anthony completed a series of depositions in the murder case against his daughter on Wednesday. Cindy and Lee Anthony, Casey Anthony’s mother and brother, also had depositions with prosecutors last week.

Barack Obama is TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year”

December 17, 2008

Although there were many qualified people this year, this doesn’t come a surprise to me.

The decision to name the United States’ first black president Person of the Year, announced this morning on The TODAY Show,  followed many weeks of deep discussion and debate among TIME editors and staff members.

From MSNBC:

Could TIME magazine’s 2008 Person of the Year have been anyone other than President-elect Barack Obama?

Maybe not. But what the much-anticipated announcement lacks in the surprise department is offset by Obama’s already undeniable place in history.

In a year when the economy imploded before our eyes, could U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have made a provocative choice? How about Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin, two women who captivated the nation over much of the past year and who both, in their own ways, came so close to the presidency themselves?

Those people were considered, too, as were comedian Tina Fey, Olympian Michael Phelps, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, oil executive and renewable energy proponent T. Boone Pickens, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Zhang Yimou, director of the Beijing Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies.

But in the end, the 44th president of the United States proved to be the irresistible choice.

“I don’t think that Americans want hubris from their next president,” Obama told TIME for the Person of the Year issue, which appears online today and on newsstands Friday. “[But] I do think that we received a strong mandate for change. And I know that people have said, ‘Well, what does this change mean?’ … It means a government that is not ideologically driven. It means a government that is competent. It means a government, most importantly, that is focused day in, day out on the needs and struggles, the hopes and dreams of ordinary people.”

Casey Anthony Apparently Turns Down Limited-Immunity Offer

September 2, 2008

It appears that “Tot Mom” Casey Anthony has decided to turn down the limited-immunity deal with the State Attorney’s Office this morning. Anthony was given until 9 a.m. (ET) to take the deal but her attorney, Jose Baez, did not contact the State Attorney’s Office prior to the deadline.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The limited immunity would have protected her direct statements to investigators. However, any other evidence gathered from her statements is fair game if the case goes to trial.

Finding Caylee Marie Anthony is not a priority for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the girl’s grandmother said this morning on a nationally televised show.

“It’s unfortunate that it’s going to take the average citizen to bring Caylee back to me alive and not the authorities,” Cindy Anthony told NBC‘s Today Show host Matt Lauer.

Cindy Anthony said she still believes her granddaughter was abducted.

“I believe Caylee is with someone Casey had trusted,” she said. “Casey has been betrayed.”

Larry Garrison, an Anthony family spokesman based in Los Angeles, also said he doubt’s law-enforcement’s efforts in locating Caylee Marie, who was last seen June 15.

“I am not confident that the police will come in and help them out,” Garrison told Lauer.

Their comments come after sheriff’s office lead investigator, Sgt. John Allen, told local media that evidence found in the trunk of a car belonging to Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, “indicates that there was a dead body…and that that body was Caylee.”

From MSNBC:

Even as evidence mounts that Florida toddler Caylee Anthony is dead, her grandmother insisted Tuesday that the 3-year-old is alive and that the child’s mother is only guilty of poor judgment and lying.

“I believe Caylee is with someone that [her mother] Casey had trusted,” Cindy Anthony told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer on Tuesday. “And I believe that Casey has been, you know, betrayed.

Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Allen said Sunday that Caylee’s decomposing body was likely in the trunk of Casey Anthony’s car.

Casey Anthony, 22, was released on bail on Aug. 21, but was rearrested on Friday for charges unrelated to Caylee’s disappearance.