Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Debra LaFave Redux

The Debra Lafave sex scandal is finding new life on TV, the Orlando Sentinel reports. And how. Here at your major source for DebraNews, our traffic began building in the days before the broadcast, peaked by our pre-broadcast excerpts and reached a flood tide of over five thousand visits an hour. Keep up with all the DebraNews at our Update site. Matt Lauer's interview with the former teacher aired Wednesday on Today and Dateline. "Lafave's attorney, John Fitzgibbons, said he thought Lafave's interview accomplished two things: giving her side of the story and informing people about bipolar disorder, which he says contributed to her actions." On Thursday morning, MSNBC's Rita Cosby interviewed the mother of the boy Lafave had sex with. The story was covered throughout the day and in primetime. Then on Thursday night, Lauer hosted an MSNBC special, "Crossing the Line." The exact same show aired twice, at 10 and 11pm. Other cablers are getting in on the act, too. ICN says the mother of the boy appeared on On The Record with Greta Van Susteren and the Sentinel says Lafave's ex-husband appeared on Nancy Grace. Via TVnewser

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