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If all goes as planned, you will see Catherine Herridge's son Peter on Friday night's show. I hope you tune in. I saw both Peter and Catherine on Wednesday and I was amazed by both of them. They both look healthy and robust! We shot a bunch of tape so that you could see how different things are — and what a difference!
As for chaos — something the business seems to thrive on — yesterday on the way to do Catherine Herridge's interview, I got a surprise call that I needed to go to Boston to cover diverted flight United 923. I was told to first do the Herridge interview and then go to the airport and jump a plane to Boston. One glitch: I was to interview Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres at 6 p.m. in the D.C. bureau. I said fine. I guess I could interview the deputy prime minister by satellite from Boston — although I wanted to do it in person.
I quickly packed — not sure what I packed, I packed a bunch of clothes since I expected that Thursday I would be flying to Florida for still another interview. I figured I would be going directly from Boston to Florida and not stopping back in Washington, D.C. I also had in the back of my mind that I have an interview tentatively scheduled in Texas on Monday — so would I meet my husband in Florida for the weekend and then go directly to Texas on Sunday night? Or fly back to Washington, D.C., on Friday morning, spend the weekend in D.C. and go to Texas from Washington, D.C., on Sunday night? Or would the Monday trip to Texas get cancelled altogether? I confess to being a bit confused, so I just jammed everything I could into my suitcase and hoped that I could find something to wear when I needed something! I threw the suitcase in the car and went to Catherine's home.
About 12:30 p.m. I was told that I would not be going to Boston (information established there was no act of terrorism or attempted act on United Flight 923.) This meant that the 6 p.m. interview with Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres was "on" from the D.C. bureau. I would not have to do it remotely from Boston. It appeared that we were back to the original plan… that today I would fly to Florida to conduct an interview that had been scheduled a few days ago. I did the Shimon Peres interview in D.C., on the set…. it will air tonight. We had planned to show it last night, but with the breaking news in the JonBenet Ramsey case, we decided to hold it until tonight. The same is true of an interview I also had with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich — you will see that tonight, too. (As an aside, the Speaker was on fire! I never saw him so passionate in an interview... so you don't want to miss this interview.) Here is a factoid: Thursday was Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres' birthday.
And then? About 4 p.m. I was told I should go to Colorado today — not Florida — to cover the JonBenet Ramsey case and so once again our staff got turned upside down. I seemed like the right person to go, since I had covered this case for CNN starting in 1996 (I left CNN at the end of 2001.)
So, by the time you read this, I'll be off to Colorado. The flight is early — very early.
Now for some of your e-mails:
E-mail No. 1
Hello: Is it just me, or does the photo of Ned Lamont so often seen on FOX, remind you strongly of Dan Quayle when he was younger?
E-mail No. 2
After almost 10 years, someone is being charged. Thank God. I'm so glad for the family that someone else is being brought into the case as a suspect (confession is worth how much?). It saddens me that Mrs. Ramsey didn't get to see this day — even if she knew someone was being looked at, and she'd been receiving what had to be horrendously traumatic e-mails from this person. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends, and hope for the full justice for this person who has been arrested.
E-mail No. 3
I think of all the hell the Ramsey's encountered by the media, the terrible torment that must have gone through their minds. They essentially were run out of Colorado. While it is really good news the killer apparently has been captured. How does the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney explain the horror of what they did to that family.
E-mail No. 4
Wow an exciting news day today. You have been everywhere! The arrest in the JonBenet Ramsey case is really something. Here's hoping they have some solid information/evidence re: suspect.
The fact that Patsy Ramsey knew about this guy and had knowledge that there would be an arrest upcoming brings tears to my eyes. Wow!
Will TiVo your show tonight, sure it will be another good one.
Perhaps John Ramsey and the other family members will finally find some relief. I thought they were tormented for the better part of the past 10 years.
E-mail No. 5
I know there's a lot of serious stuff going on right now but I just read Don's e-mail to you about funny dog names. A friend of mine has a dog named Pro. I asked her where that name came from. She told me they use to have two dogs and the other one was named Zak. Hmm... can you imagine someone calling their dogs "Pro, Zack" time to come in! (This is a true story!)
Keep up the great work!
E-mail No. 6
Greta, wasn't there some "unidentified" DNA on JonBonet's little panties? Please tell us they will take DNA from this jerk whose been arrested! IF this John Karr is a convicted/registered molester, how the heck did he get out of this country to Thailand in the first place?!
Poor JonBonet and her dear mother Patsy! I truly believe they are together now, but it's absolutely heartbreaking!
E-mail No. 7
What is the guy doing in Thailand and is he with his family and was it there that he was connected to sexual legal problems. Being in Thailand is interesting as related to young girls.
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