Cindy and George Anthony spoke to CBS’ “Early Show” this morning about their murdered granddaughter, Caylee, and their daughter Casey, the accused killer. They were scheduled to appear on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” during May sweeps. Did they believe their message could reach a greater audience with Maggie Rodriguez versus Oprah?
April 21, 2009—”Based on the Anthonys’ decision to appear on other programs, we have decided not to move forward with their interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show at this time,” an Oprah Winfrey Show spokesperson said.
The body of grandparents Cindy and George Anthonys’ 2-year-old granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, was found in December 2008. Their daughter and Caylee’s mother, Casey, is currently being held in custody as she awaits trial for the first-degree murder of her daughter.
If the interview is indicative of what Oprah guests were to expect, you may be thankfull she will book someone else. Cindy Anthony is also scheduled to speak at the Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference on May 13 th from 4:30-5:30 pm as a Keynote Speaker.
Melanie Ilene Rieger, a college student, was murdered by her boyfriend on May 24, 1994. The conference was established in her memory with the hope that others would avoid such tragedy.
Their segment is titled- Cindy & George Anthony, Grandparents of Caylee Anthony
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It may be interesting to see what insight Cindy offers. Caylee’s disappearance and the subsequent circus surrounding her death could hardly be described as a text book case study in what to do if a child is missing or in dealing with the media, law enforcement or the general public.
They are attempting to start a Foundation after failed attempts by other charities to assist them. The primary purpose of the foundation is supposedly helping families that are dealing with a missing child which is confusing since a $30,000 boat to search for missing children was donated by Kid Finders Network to the Anthony’s even though water apparently played no role in her death.
Maybe the proverbial question is what they want to do when they grow up which sadly is something Caylee will never do.
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