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Madeleine McCann: Gerry And Kate McCann On Oprah Winfrey Show

by | 15th, April 2009

GERRY McCann and Kate McCann are to appear on the Oprah Winfrey TV show. Now read on…

AS predicted a summer of Madeleine McCann news awaits. Can the desired result be achieved? Will Madeleine McCann be found?

The Daily Record has more news: “McCANNS TO SHOW ‘AGED’ MADDIE PICS ON OPRAH SHOW.”

Pictures of what Madeleine McCann looks like now are to be revealed on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show.

Oprah Winfrey has reach, but is she big in Portugal, where the child went missing? Remember this?


“AMERICA’S top chat show hosts are locked in a bidding war for an exclusive interview with the parents of Madeleine McCann. Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters have each pledged £1million in an attempt to get them in front of the TV cameras, it emerged yesterday”

DAILY MAIL: “Kate and Gerry McCann in £1million deal to tell all to Oprah Winfrey”

Her parents Kate and Gerry will appear on the US programme, which will be broadcast on the weekend of the second anniversary of her disappearance on May 3.

Looks like Oprah won.

Why Oprah?

Some recording for the one hour special has already taken place and more will follow next week at the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington.

Not the British National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, but the US venue. Madeleine McCann was/is British. Do the McCanns believe their daughter is in the US? Anyone who has ever encountered US Customs will marvel at the audacity of smuggling such a high-profile child past them.

Old Mr Anorak once has a grapefruit conviscated on his to Miami from Brazil.

Washington has featured in the McCann story before:

* A source, said to be close to the McCanns, tells the Express that Beckett even broke off “important” calls to Washington to telephone Kate and Gerry.

* Gerry McCann is in Washington. He is in the White House meeting staff in the employ of First Lady Barbra Bush.

* In summer 2007, Gerry McCann met US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in Washington to discuss efforts to tackle child abduction.


The US charity, have produced the images of how Madeleine would look two years on from her 2007 disappearance at an Algarve holiday apartment.

The “age progression” pictures show her as they believe she looks now, aged five. The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said:

“Kate and Gerry have seen the pictures and they are extremely pleased with them. They would not be doing this if they didn’t think these pictures genuinely showed how their missing daughter would look today.

“The Oprah show is seen by millions in the United States and worldwide and they hope these age progressed pictures will lead to the crucial sighting which will bring their daughter home.”

True enough, Orpah is the global brand. But is Oprah interested in the child or the parents? Is this not just another reason to gawp at the McCanns? Do people tune in to help or to stare, to play armchair detective, or to enjoy the mourn porn of another’s suffering and feel connected to it?

Does the grandstanding matter so long as there is chance it can help find the child?

Oprah has been asking Kate and Gerry to appear since Madeleine vanished. They felt it inappropriate while they continued to be suspects in her disappearance.

The McCanns are no longer suspects. They are innocent. And their child – after two years of news and sensation – remains missing…

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