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CBS upstages Oprah with real first interview with George and Cindy Anthony since Caylee’s remains were located

April 21, 2009

UPDATE: From the Oprah Winfrey show this official statement:

Oprah Cancels Interview with Caylee Anthony’s Grandparents, Cindy and George

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.



This Wednesday and Thursday Maggie Rodriguez of CBS will be one-upping Oprah Winfrey by conducting the REAL first interview with the Anthonys’ since Caylee’s remains were found.  It’s a two-parter and will take place in CBS’ New York studio. Wonder what Oprah will think about this lil’ tidbit–especially since she has been promoting HER  interview with the Anthonys as the first since Caylee’s remains were found?  OOPPPSSS!!!!

When asked what they will talk about, CBS said, “Rodriguez will talk to the Anthonys about the investigation into their granddaughter’s death, including the timeline of events leading up to the arrest of their daughter, Casey, for the crime. The Anthonys also will talk about how their daughter is handling the prosecution’s recent decision to seek the death penalty in their case against her.”

orlando sentinel

The Early Show” airs at 7 a.m. weekdays.   Be there or be square…..

Hmmmm.  I guess that Oprah’s getting her first big taste of what it means to  trust George and Cindy Anthony to do anything other than follow the money.  Didn’t they get something like $200,000 from their last big interview with one of the morning shows? I don’t think Oprah pays that kind of money for “photographs and videos.”

53 Comments leave one →
  1. MAND permalink
    April 21, 2009 2:40 pm

    Hi Mystery….I bet CBS is paying for the photos and videos and if the big O cancels G&C will be more than happy to oblige..they have no interest in doing these shows for nothing.
    I fell the same about them going on this show as I do about Oprah..a pending murder trial and these two are witnesses..what do they expect to accomplish by doing this and what does CBS gain by having them on now?
    But since they are hell bent on doing this I hope they get out of it what they all deserve…they sink KC and they get a go directly to jail card..

    Hi Mand!! They are doing this to taint the jury pool in any way they can all the while making a couple of bucks on the side. CBS gains ratings. The only one who loses is Caylee. Really tees me off!!

  2. ostella permalink
    April 21, 2009 2:47 pm

    Now they’ve gone and done it. They crossed Oprah. Remember how she ripped that “Million Little Pieces” author a new a-hole when he “duped” her? They’re in for it now…
    I find it really funny that they’re able to make the talk show circuit and gab about Caylees death with the highest bidder, given how “fragile” they claim to be lately. John Morgan can’t ask anything about Caylees remains or Caseys actions, but apparently CBS can… ?
    I’m not worried about their appearances on air. They’ll be their usual charming selves and find new ways to make everyone hate them even more. They can’t open their mouths without contradicting themselves, and it can all be used against them later in court. They’re only gonna make it worse…

    ostella–The reason John Morgan isn’t allowed to say those things is cuz’ he ain’t puttin’ the money where his mouth is!

  3. LasVegasSusie permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:00 pm

    Im wondering if maybe Oprah canceled or they did to a higher bidder?

    That remains to be seen, but I’d be surprised if she cancelled. Not sayin’ she won’t, but it would surprise me. Ratings are what it’s all about.

  4. Augie' permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:00 pm

    I believe this is yet another choreographed event of the Anthony’s to be able to claim their daughter should be set free based on the inability to find an untainted jury….and get on with life by saying “Caylee, who?”

    They’re trying to damage the jury pool.

    I agree 100% Augie.

  5. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:08 pm

    Just as with Oprah, I’m not watching it. I know what they will say and I hope they make a**es of themselves and Casey. I hope they infuriate the public more and the IRS checks into how much dough they are raking in. Surely they are not paying taxes on the blood money. These people are a disgrace to humanity. I would love to see them arrested.

    You’re a stronger woman than me, niecey. I’ll watch it cuz’ I won’t be able to help myself!

  6. laura permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:11 pm

    They are doing the same thing kio did and now jose can say their testimony is tainted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yep, I agree, but I hope it doesn’t work.

  7. LasVegasSusie permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:20 pm

    Laura… I think thats why they are out there spinning lie after lie so the prosecution cant use them, but they forget that LE and FBI have them on tape early on and can question them about the things they said then.

    Las Vegas Susie–I hope you are right and their earlier testimony will stand.

  8. prevost1580 permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:22 pm

    Whoa! Oprah is getting a taste of why most of us & 99.9% of the public does not like or trust the A’s.

    I’m sure it is the money$$$ and btw! why does the media let ppl like the A’s dictate what questions are asked?! Seriously! I wish that the media would stop giving these ppl a free pass.

    Niecey^ I agree with you! the IRS needs to audit these two. Crasey is making tons of money too! All while sitting on her big butt in jail and WE are paying for her security,climate control & with her jail account,she can get luxury treats too.

    Speaking of climate control, I read somewhere that “The Big House” isn’t air conditioned.

  9. MAND permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:34 pm

    Kio’s situation is different..she was testifying to something that happened a long time ago and it was to show how KC was when she was younger…after she sold her story it then looks as tho she could have made the entire thing up just to get money.
    Now for G&C it is very different…they told LE one thing and now they are saying something entirely different…KC lies steals has a nanny ..they never heard of the KC doesn’t lie has never stolen and they knew of the nanny…it smelled like a dead body in the dam was 12 day old pizza…and on and on and on…this will be perjury in the court room should they say these things…

    I’m still thinkin’ that in the end George will not perjure himself. Cindy on the other hand, thinks she’s above the law and will say and do anything to help Casey, all the while believing no one will hold her accountable.

  10. halfpint42592 permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:36 pm

    Hmm… Guess they want money more than to proclaim their daughters innocence huh? It seems as though Oprah stated that she did not pay for interviews and yet I believe CBS will have no problem with that…

    Will I watch? Oh I’d like to say no but yes I will and then I am sure I will write about how much they anger me and what a sorry excuse they are as a “voice” for Caylee…

    Yeah, halfpint, me too………………..darn it.

  11. norma permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:41 pm

    First I hope that Cindy leaves the cud(gum) home. Both her and George are proving that they do not speak to one another at home. They do not tell the same tales about their daughter. George and Cindy must carry the “lie” chromosome. It is dominant. I understand their loss and the desire to love their daughter. Maybe they need to take a lesson from the Dahlmers(sp). They knew their son was a murderer however they admitted it, took parental responsibility, loved the son but hated what he did. Kazinski(sp) his brother turned him in, with love for his brother but respect for the victims. I would hope that Casey would plea with full disclosure before the court or we are about to hear things about this family that no doubt they do not want to be in public. I also hope that Oprah asks Cindy about her MySpace page and her solicitation for companionship and how she degraded her daughter. Or spoke the truth about Casey. How she lied, stole, cheated and Cindy KNEW that something bad happened to Caylee. Cindy stated that Casey was not trustworthy as a mother. Cindy knew something was up with Casey’s disappearing act long before Casey was found. Cindy’s deposition was criminal. Play that next to each of her interviews with the police and then see what kind of liar she is. Like Mother like daughter. George, run. Separate yourself from your family before the trial. You are the only one who seems to have a thread of truth in your story. There is not one person in this family that has any sense of consequences to wrongs but they sure think nothing of selling anything of Caylee’s for money. My mother would go broke before she ever “lived” off of photos of her grandchildren. Pathetic excuse for a family. Get them Oprah! If they cared what happened to Caylee and wanted to get real support from the public they would not accept one penny from the media. And they think that Ms Gonzalez was “wrong” in her efferts to clear her name. She should be able to receive compensation from the Anthony’s. How about they give her their home since they can now afford so much more…

    excellent, Norma! I couldn’t add a thing to that.

  12. prevost1580 permalink
    April 21, 2009 3:52 pm

    yep! ABC or NBC? must be paying big bucks because this was all of the sudden.

    Gawd! how do these ppl sleep at night? From the A’s to the media, none of them give two sh*ts about the victim.

    Also what about that immunity deal? How are the A’s getting away with this B.S?! In my opinion, the A’s are still obstructing justice. It’s obvious that they are working for the defense and not Caylee’s legal team who like us wants justice.

    That’s a great question. How are they getting away with all these lies? I just have to hope LE is letting them hang themselves before they file charges against them.

  13. prevost1580 permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:01 pm


    I hope that the A’s can contain the demons within. Spindy was foaming at the mouth at the dep.for ZG.

    I still can not believe what the A’s get away with. In the NG clips, I noticed that the ppl working at the court,were a little nervous & looking at each other. Esp. a court reporter. How do the A’s get away with obstruction,tampering with evidence and perjury????

  14. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:03 pm

    Prevost, they never got immunity. Not any of them. They are totally responsible for their actions and words. Not covered by anything. Their attorneys squawked about it, but nothing ever came of it.

    I’m hoping charges are eventually filed against them–especially Cindy Anthony. Her lies are blatant.

  15. prevost1580 permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:15 pm

    Hello Niecey!

    They never got immunity? the A’s really should be in jail.

  16. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:27 pm

    Hey Prevost! I completely agree. I think there is a reason LE or the prosecution never gave any of them immunity. Maybe they are giving them enough rope to hang themselves???

  17. prevost1580 permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:36 pm

    Niecey, Maybe LE is going to let the arrogant,self entitled Anthony’s hang themselves. It’s only a matter of time… just look at the last ( video ) depositions. I’m amazed that the A’s are still walking free. I really am.

  18. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 4:54 pm

    I know and their media blitz to talk over the case. The blog guy at the Orlando Sentinel is saying that Oprah canceled them, can’t find it on her site yet. Think we should start on CBS??? It’s probably too late for that one, but I think the natives are restless again for a reason. Could Baez get disbarred? Could there be a new document dump?? Could the A’s start getting arrested??? Something is about to happen. They are following their normal patterns again.

    I agree, Niecey. Something’s about to happen. You can count on it by their predictable behavior.

  19. ostella permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:08 pm

    I just read over at CayleeDaily that Oprah has officially cancelled them. Told ya! NOW THEYVE GONE AND DONE IT! I’m not an OPRAH fan, but I will say, “Thank you Oprah!” See, their greed and arrogance has come thru for them again…now hopefully other mediahogs will also see them for what they are, and send them packing when they knock on the door with a tincup for donations to the Fraudation…

    Ostella–I think Oprah cancelled for one reason–they double-crossed her by saying they would give her the first interview and then giving it to CBS.

  20. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:13 pm

    It is on Oprah’s site now. It’s official.

  21. prevost1580 permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:13 pm


    I just heard about that. lol~ Oprah cancelling the G&C show. That’s great news for Caylee 🙂 The power of the internet but more importantly, the power of God!

    I think that if the A’s are finally arrested,it will give them time to think about their actions and how they hurt the victim who is so much more than blood money.

    prevost–I don’t think it was the people commenting on her site–It was the fact that they lied to her–that’s why Oprah cancelled. JMO

  22. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:16 pm

    I agree!

  23. Diana permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:24 pm

    Why arent these two in jail? I thought it was against the law to lie to LE. They added those charges to Casey, but why not Cindy and Georgette? What can we do? Who can we write? They need to be stopped.

    I just have to hope that eventually they will get theirs. LE is just bidding their time–letting them seal their fate.

  24. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:35 pm

    I think that although it is too late to make a difference with CBS we should still send them emails telling them we strongly disapprove of giving the Anthonys another platform to discuss an ongoing murder investigation. And, just like Oprah, I will not watch this one either. It will be available on YouTube only hours after it being on TV.

    comment on the NBC story here:

    There are already a lot of comments.

    contact NBC by going to and going to the bottom of the page to the “contact us” icon

  25. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:39 pm

    I’m with you on that Bees!

  26. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:44 pm
    You can comment on the story. Apparently you have to join their site to comment. Most are telling them they will boycott and are disgusted.

    Oops. I should have read ahead, Niecey. I also added the contact info in Bees Knees comment.

  27. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:44 pm

    Here’s the link to The Early Show:

    looks like we’re all on the ball!

  28. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:47 pm

    Once you click on their link and it opens you’ll find the button marked “Contact Us” down near the bottom of the page. Just click on that and a pop-up window will show up where you can add your comments.

  29. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:47 pm

    Oh, that’s funny Niecey! We’re reading each others minds!

  30. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 6:03 pm

    Yours is better Bees and I just left them my 2 cents.

  31. laura permalink
    April 21, 2009 6:11 pm

    Good evening ladies I just sent my email (hate mail) whatever you want to call it. To bad bloggers are the only ones who think about the dead baby….. POOR CAYLEE!

  32. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 21, 2009 7:07 pm

    We’re just giddy with success, aren’t we? Hee! Some are saying Oprah pulled out because of The Early Show. That is probably part of it but I think that all of our emails helped her make that decision too.

  33. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 21, 2009 7:27 pm

    Bees Knees–I tend to think it was because of the Early Show, but who knows. Maybe she was looking for a reason to pull out because of all our emails.

  34. MAND permalink
    April 21, 2009 8:28 pm

    Whatever the reason…I’m so glad O cancelled…NG is showing bits of the depos and every-time I see them they make me ill…they both belong in jail…that is one mean hateful bitch..and when you look into those eyes..they are pure evil.
    CBS knows better…what is it with these shows that they show no respect for the courts..the justice system…they are well aware they are contributing in tainting the jury pool..they don’t give it a second thought that they(CBS) like the rest of the exploiters of Caylee..are guilty of exploiting this innocent child for the sensational rating ..I for one will not watch.

  35. niecey456 permalink
    April 21, 2009 8:45 pm

    Me either Mand. I sent them my comment. I even sent Nancy Grace a comment about how I feel about her incredible sympathy for the A’s.
    Just in case anyone else would like to.

  36. histarfish permalink
    April 21, 2009 11:17 pm

    Who owns the networks? The Banks!
    It’s all about MONEY!

    NORMA I must say…you said it all! I totally agree with your post!
    The Anthony’s could learn from Jeffrey Dahmers parents…now how many times in your life did you ever think you would have to say something like that! geesh!

  37. goldeee permalink
    April 21, 2009 11:46 pm

    Thanks bees!

  38. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    April 22, 2009 12:34 am

    Hi Mystery and everyone here…betcha Spindy read all our protests and then offered themselves to CBS JUST IN CASE Oprah did cancel {or CBS contacted them in the same vein}… whichever at least they wont reach an audience as huge as O’s.

    I am still disgusted that they will speak for an hour at the Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial 13th annual conference on the 13th of May. Marc Klaas will speak on the 14th … I just hate that they will be at the same venue as Marc…grrrrr! Their topic is “Under Siege – a Homicide Survivors Story.” I suspect they will concentrate on being “Under Siege” by LE and the prosecution…this is a serious convention attended by many professional people to discuss why and what makes people murder. IMO because of their denial I don’t think the Ant’s could add anything objective to this convention.

  39. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 22, 2009 7:27 am

    If you missed or boycotted The Early Show you can see it on YouTube (without commercials).

    Here’s the link:

  40. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 22, 2009 7:32 am

    Jill, I feel the same way ~ I think we all do ~ about Cindy speaking at the Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference.

    Anyone wanting to email them their thoughts on the matter can do so by going to this link:

    Why stop now? We’re on a roll. I’m quite sure we can’t stop this one from happening but we can sure let them know we are against it anyway.

  41. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 22, 2009 7:33 am

    Mand–Yes, even NG was shocked that they chose to go on the morning show and risk losing Oprah. Really stupid move–unless of course, like we said, they got some big bucks to do it….

  42. BEES KNEES permalink
    April 22, 2009 8:27 am

    Mystery, if you’re right and our voices don’t make any difference to the show’s producers, it at least feels good to do it 😉 Right now I’m looking for the sponsors/advertisers of these shows and letting them know how I feel.

    I do agree that if only a handful of people complain they aren’t going to care at all but if they’re getting negative feedback from hundreds of people they won’t like that. It’s all about money. Nothing more. If the sponsors see that their product is associated in a negative way to a topic that really SHOULD NOT be discussed until after it’s been through the courts it will at the very least get their attention. I think.

  43. Sophie permalink
    April 22, 2009 8:38 am

    Oprah doesn’t pay for interviews, but she does give extravagant gifts to those on her show who have suffered tragedy. My fried and his family received a weeks paid vacation to Disneyworld in Orlando.

    Got a feeling this is not the vacation the Anthonys are looking for.

    Otherwise, Oprah’s audience tends to follow her almost religiously. I think their main objective, other than yet again being on television, the first class perks of getting and staying in Chicago, and any gifts they would receive from Oprah is the reputation Oprah has for influencing the masses.

    I am glad that Oprah backed out. Their story is that the Anthony’s have gone on another show.

    I think that the masses overwhelmed the Oprah staff with complaints and she wants to keep her audience…no audience, no ratings.

    Plus, she probably can’t stand the Anthonys anyway.

  44. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 22, 2009 8:54 am

    Thanks for the address, Niecey!

  45. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 22, 2009 8:56 am

    Jill–Them being keynote speakers at that conference really bothers me, too. The Early Show part 1 interview this morning bothered me as well. It was as we expected–their behavior was like night and day from the depositions.–And George set up part 2 of the interview which appears will be all about their new foundation.

  46. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 22, 2009 8:57 am

    Thanks for the addresses Bees Knees.

  47. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 22, 2009 9:00 am

    Bees Knees and Sophie–I agree that if enough people complain the networks will listen–I’m not sure a few hundred is enough though. I know what you mean about making you feel better to do it–I agree, at least you feel like you are accomplishing something by letting them know how you feel. And, I could be completely wrong about only a few hundred not mattering.

  48. histarfish permalink
    April 22, 2009 10:08 am

    I have a feeling that the other parents at this conference will probably not be as kind to the Anthony’s. They are not blind and they know how they feel about there missing loved one. Hopefully the Anthony’s will recieve the cold shoulder as they should from these people who truly miss there lost loved ones.
    I don’t think its going to be as wonderfull for the Anthony’s as they think it’s going to be!
    We can only hope they get the reception they so deserve!

  49. April 22, 2009 10:48 am

    I wouldn’t watch an interview with the Anthony family if my life depended on it. They are horrible people and can’t clutter my mind with what they have to say. Feeling sad for Caylee is enough for me to deal with.


  50. April 22, 2009 10:50 am

    histarfish, that is a very good point. Sort of like “What goes around comes around”. We can only hope. 🙂

  51. April 22, 2009 10:56 am

    Hello Everyone!! I’d just like to say this about Oprah cancelling: ” RIGHT ON Oprah!!!!!!! EVERYBODY KNOWS that IF YOU WANT TO BE SEEN, & HEARD, YOU GO ON the Oprah show!! The FACT(S) that she herself cancelled, SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!!!!( MOST LIKELY, AGAINST THE : ‘ SORRY EXCUSES OF HUMAN BEINGS.. A.K.A. THE ‘A’s!!!!!!!) ” PEACE OUT”, & TOTAL JUSTICE FOR: ‘ANGEL’ BABY ‘MARVELOUS’CAYLEE!!!!!!! Tina in UT.

  52. augie983 permalink
    April 24, 2009 11:38 am 303/detail.html

    Check out Baez in his office during his 30-minute interview broken up into increments on the 11:oo pm radio show. No law books just a bottle of booze.

    His book shelves are bare; but he has a carafe right next to him…..LOL…any wonder as to why the guy can’t write a proper legal brief to save his or his client’s life?

    Baez also will raise questions about the air test that a lab said showed evidence of human decomposition.

    “It’s not science that’s fully accepted within the scientific community,” Baez said “It’s science that’s not been verified. There’s absolutely nothing to gauge this science by, so, therefore, it should not be used when someone’s life is at stake.

  53. T-L-I- O- T- G permalink
    April 24, 2009 1:16 pm

    No Oprah To SaVe INTEGRITY,lets all give a big HEEHAW.To the supporters of the kiddie killer!!These 2 have all ready proved they got no integrity,now they should go on the Oprah show,so she can rip em a new one from arse to earlobe!!
    She the spacecase new what was in store for em on Oprah and they did not want to face the nation,being the liars that they are.This trial will be worth the price of admission,all her words are gonna come back to bite her in the arse,she will finally go to jail!!yea…

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