Daytime TV Host Gets First Interview With Parents of Casey Anthony

Aug 17, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The parents of Casey Anthony, who was recently acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, have given their first television interview to daytime TV host Dr. Phil McGraw, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.

"Dr. Phil" is making a donation to a nonprofit group that the couple, Cindy and George Anthony, are creating, in order to secure the interview, the piece notes. The TV show said the couple will "derive no income" from the nonprofit organization.

The interview will air Sept. 12, the day the 10th season of "Dr. Phil" starts, the article notes. With "The Oprah Winfrey Show" off the air, "Dr. Phil" is likely to become the most-watched daytime talk show in the U.S. — and the high-profile interview is likely to draw even more viewers, the piece adds.

McGraw said in a statement, "Nothing is off limits during this interview.”

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