I can only imagine what today's video streaming looks like! I have not watched it but gave the OK to post it on this show Web page. Since I promised you the 'behind the scenes,' here is what happened:
Last night in our last segment, we covered the missing child in California woods. Because we did not discuss the Scott Peterson (search) double murder trial in that segment, Bernie and Ted left the set before the segment began.
Bernie returned after the missing child segment — which was the end of the show — to read and answer e-mails with me to later videostream for you. Because it is very late when we get started answering the e-mails, 11:15 p.m. on the East Coast, everyone tries to move quickly. Last night was no different ... at least until we were into the second e-mail from a viewer.
As I was reading the second e-mail, I noticed out of the corner of my eye that my stage manager Bert was crawling around on the floor. I thought, 'what the hell is Bert doing?!!' I continued to read and answer e-mails as I also tried to solve the great mystery of Bert on the floor.
As he moved around further to my right, I could tell he was looking at Bernie. It was obvious there was a problem. Almost always on TV, problems are audio issues. I looked at Bernie's lapel and did not see a microphone on it. AHA! Problem solved!!!
Bernie had forgotten to put on a microphone when he re-entered the studio for the emails and video streaming. Rather than start all over, and figuring that you want to see as much of how life really is in the studio as possible, I announced to Bernie — and it is on the video streaming — that he was not wearing his mike.
I also figured you might be amused by the mad scramble to fix it ... so check out the video streaming today. Bernie fixed it and we gave a "lesson" in miking on the tape.
And, on a more serious side, Amber Frey (search) is taking the witness stand on Tuesday — or so says just about everybody involved in the case. Of course, trials are not predictable and much could happen which would delay her testimony.
Here are some e-mails from last night that did not get answered via videostreaming:
E-mail No. 1
Being a staunch conservative, I was extremely disappointed when Fox announced you would be joining their line-up. I had watched you on that "other" network, and really didn't think too highly of you.
Until the Scott Peterson trial, I never watched your show. As soon as Sean and Alan handed things over to you, I changed the channel. One night, I couldn't find my remote and was too lazy to get up and look for it. You shocked me! You were intelligent, funny and respectful. I thought maybe I had caught you on a good night, and decided to watch you again the following evening. The same thing happened - you presented yourself in a manner very becoming to my Fox family. Now, I am hooked. I read your blogs everyday; I watch your show almost every night (sorry, but Mondays are my CSI nights ;) I love everything Greta! When discussing a case with family, friends, etc., the words "Greta says..." never fail to come out of my mouth.
Thank you for leaving CNN. They never gave you an opportunity to showcase your intelligence. The only thing I regret is not watching you sooner!
Keep up the good work.
E-mail No. 2
I was VERY dissappointed to here one of your panel members say that Mark Hacking's brother "turned" on him and then say he doesn't know if he could do that!!!??? In effect he gave the Hacking Family quite a jab last night and it was uncalled for. Keep in mind the family had a tremendous amount of evidence pointing to Mark and I applaud them for their courage and for not being one of those families that looks ridiculous trying to defend their murdering son, brother etc. (like the Petersons)...... I will tell you one thing,,,,,the Hacking Family must have really, really loved their daughter/sister in law. Their actions are a testament to their feelings for her.
E-mail No. 3
Hi Greta, I can't believe the media hasn't caught on to Mr. Hollywood yet. Haven't you noticed that every Thursday he likes to think that he is leaving a cliff hanger for the jury? If it doesn't have to do with new evidence it has to do with a pawn shop receipt or something else. This is all part of his game. There is no new evidence. If the Prosecution had just received new evidence they would have had it tested and then turned over the evidence and test results to the defense. Just like the van that the Prosecutors had tested and then Mr. Hollywood had to re-test it....again. It was all nothing. This is just another Thursday with Mr. Hollywood doing his spin and mirrors. It even gets him another 4 day weekend. If the public has caught on to this Thursday game that Hollywood is playing I'll bet the jury has too.
E-mail No. 4
Greta, just curious....with all the panel discussions taking place on TV by "expert/experienced" lawyers and commentators that are of the opinion that the Peterson case prosecutors are "dropping the ball" and risk losing the case, why do you suppose the Rocha family is not speaking out against the incompetence that is taking place by the State's lawyers?
ANSWER: I can only guess....and that is that the Rocha family is content with the DA's work, or believes the DA is doing great job or knows that the trial evidence will unfold differently in the days to come.
E-mail No. 5
WE LOVE YOUR SHOW! BUT, WE'D LOVE IT EVEN MORE IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE, TAME THE SHREW WITHIN YOUR SOUL; MODULATE YOUR TONE, AND, TRY TO REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE THE MODERATOR, NOT THE ONLY PERSON BEING FEATURED, OF A DEBATE!
YOUR FUNCTION, ONLY, IS TO POSE QUESTIONS AND SUPPOSITIONS, AND, THEN,
TO ALLOW YOUR PANEL MEMBERS TO COMMENT/DEBATE THE MATTER.
YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO ASK THEIR OPINION, AND, THE MOMENT THEY TAKE A
BREATH, TO SPEAK, START SCREECHING AN ARGUMENT TO WHAT YOU PRESUME THEY ARE GOING TO SAY!
TAKE A CHILL! SIT BACK AND RELAX!
WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY, NOT YOUR OVERBEARING, NEVER-ENDING ARGUMENTS!
IF WE WANTED THAT KIND OF SHOW, WE'D TUNE-IN TO MSNBC, FOR THE AWFUL,
CHRIS MATTHEWS' SHOW!
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