Oprah Winfrey, Top Contender to Interview Jaycee Lee Dugard
There are whispers that Oprah Winfrey would like to land the first TV interview with kidnapping victim Jaycee Lee Dugard. The team of "The Oprah Winfrey Show", according to San Francisco Chronicle, has sent a personal note from Oprah to Dugard to convince her in coming and telling her side of story through the show.
Sources also said that Oprah is among the top contenders to have the exclusive deal beside Barbara Walters from "The View" and Diane Sawyer from "Good Morning America". Not only Jaycee, the interview reportedly will also bring in her two daughters, Starlight and Angel, whom she bore through the rape. There has been no word from the Harpo Studios about this.
Dugard is a victim of kidnapping and years of raping by Phillip Craig Garrido and his wife Nancy. She was abducted at the age of 11 while waiting for a school bus. Ever since her reappearance on August 26, media have been battling to get an inside story. So far, only the close relatives of Dugard and neighbors of Garrido have opened up to the press.
The story of Dugard is taking a huge national interest that there are reports of a possible book and movie deal being offered.
Meanwhile, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will begin a whole new season on September 14 and 15 with Whitney Houston as the first guest.