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More pictures are posted today — again taken by my colleague Shayla Bezdrob who has been in England covering the Neil Entwistle case. Check them out. Shayla has been working with Jim Hammer in London.
Thursday was a surprise day for our staff. It happens often in this business that you plan one day, and you live another. Several of us were on a plane by 8 a.m. ET to Florida to go to the home of Jennifer Kesse — she has been missing from January 23 or 24. We expected to be spending our day in Orlando and we were hopeful that we would make the 3:30 p.m. flight back to D.C. We were not sure we would make it to the flight.
As it turned out, Neil Entwistle was arrested in England and FOX asked us to go to Massachusetts to do our show. When we landed in Orlando, I got a message to call my senior producer and that is how I learned of the arrest and the need to get me to Massachusetts. We quickly did our work in Orlando and made a 2:15 p.m. flight to Boston. I am not sure how we made a 2:15 flight, but we did. We arrived in Boston about 5:15 p.m. and then had to drive in rush hour traffic to our live site (in front of Neil Entwistle's home.) Once there, we worked non-stop. And then, of course, there was the hour doing the show. In short, it was freezing. I can still barely feel my feet and it is many, many hours after the show.
The blog is short today because I am tired and need to catch a plane back to D.C. I took many pics for you in Orlando, but will post them on Monday.
Here are some e-mails:
E-mail No. 1
Hi again, Greta,
I was hoping the police person would say if Jennifer Kesse's car was found with a seat position that would indicate a driver of a different stature than Jennifer. Could you please find out?
E-mail No. 2
I would be interested to know, the next time you talk to Jennifer's parents, did they follow Natalee Holloway's case, and if so, did they think this would/could ever happen to them?
Klamath Falls, OR
P.S. OOPS... looks like you might be starting to talk about that right now!
E-mail No. 3
Geeeeeezzzzaz! Hang that rake back up in your garage! Get your hair styled! Send the bill to me. I had to change stations, couldn't watch your report on Entwistle... fix your hair!
Rosemary K. Hendrix
E-mail No. 4
I have far more sympathy for you than Neil Entwistle — it is very cold up there in Mass., I bet! You are about a 10-minute drive from where I lived in Framingham for many years. I miss Boston so much, but, overall, there is way less crime where I am in Lancaster County. I feel this is a better place to raise my son. All my best friends are up there in the Boston area, though.
Keep warm! Regarding Neil Entwistle, my husband says, "How do these guys think they will get away with doing something like that?!" I tell him, "Remember that!" Ha-ha!
E-mail No. 5
You probably do not watch your show and "have to" listen to the commercials FOX News uses for your show. The commercials have gotten very loud, with so much bass in the background I turn it down. I have changed networks for the same thing before as much as I like your show and respect you, this is getting out of hand.
E-mail No. 6
I live next door to Hopkinton and that is a very upscale neighborhood and that house is worth closer to a million than 500,000 as you have reported. That is the starting place of the famed Boston Marathon.
If I knew you were going to be in Hopkinton, I would have brought you a hot coffee! Hope you weren't too cold.
Take care, love your show,
E-mail No. 7
I have very close friends in Wisconsin. You looked so cold tonight. I live near Hopkinton and offer you my hospitality. Three bedrooms. I don't cook. My welcome matt is open to you and your crew while here.
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