Disturbing Daytime TV: Dr. Phil to Interview Casey Anthony's Parents
It looks like Oprah's protégé is coming out swinging this fall in the battle for the daytime crown she left behind. Dr. Phil has netted an exclusive interview with Cindy and George Anthony, the parents of Casey Anthony, who stood trial and was later found not guilty of the murder of her daughter Caylee.
According to the press release, the Anthonys didn't receive any compensation for the exclusive however, they asked that charitable contributions be made to a fund set up in their late granddaughter's name. The sure-to-be controversial interview is set to air on Dr. Phil this Sept. 12. Will you be watching?
Read excerpts from the press release below:
“Cindy and George have suffered a horrific loss with the untimely death of their granddaughter Caylee, and they have since endured an unprecedented public attack on their family,” says Dr. Phil. “Have these attacks been warranted, or not? I looked them straight in the eye and asked some very tough questions. Despite living under a ‘media microscope’ for years, THEIR story has never really been told and there’s so much more to it than we’ve heard in the media. Throughout this extensive interview, we explore every detail of their ordeal, and they answer every question I know will be on our viewers' minds. Nothing is off limits during this interview."
Cindy Anthony said, “We knew that we’d want to speak at some point, and we figured there was no better place than with Dr. Phil. We are hoping that by doing this interview, we will be able to help other people who may be experiencing struggles of their own. We certainly don’t want anyone to experience what we have these last three years.” George Anthony continues, “We appreciate the way in which Dr. Phil has helped others, and we trust him enough to completely open our hearts in telling our story. He is a professional that understands the uniqueness of our family situation. There’s no one better to do this interview than Dr. Phil. We knew he would ask the difficult questions, and we were right.”