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Madeleine McCann: The phantom of the Oprah


OPRAH COMFORTS EMOTIONAL KATE

Sunday April 26,2009

A TEARFUL Kate McCann was comforted by chatshow host Oprah Winfrey after admitting she did not recognise her missing daughter from new pictures of how she would look today.

Spearheading a new search for Madeleine, the TV chat queen has promised the little girl’s parents that she will do anything in her power to help find the missing child, with the new appeal expected to net a worldwide audience of 1.2billion in 144 countries.

Oprah hugged Kate after an emotional hour-long interview in Chicago which will form part of a one-hour special on missing Madeleine who vanished during a family holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007, just days before her fourth birthday.

Sources close to the TV host said she was impressed by the “dignity and courage” of Kate and husband Gerry. Many in the audience were in tears as they listened to Kate describe the anguish of discovering Madeleine had been snatched from her bed at their holiday villa.

Oprah’s gentle probing about their ordeal led up to the most emotional moment of the interview when a computer-genera­ted photo, created by artists at the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia, of how Mad­eleine would look aged six was screened. Kate froze, her eyes filling with tears as she admitted she did not recognise her own daughter.

Many in the American audience admitted they did not know about the McCanns as there was little coverage of the disappearance in the United States.

Gerry was insistent that Madeleine was still alive and both parents made an appeal for their daughter to be returned.Oprah asked anyone who might know of her whereabouts to contact the McCanns through their website, findmadeleine.com
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Source: Sunday Express
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Discussions at the 3 arguidos:
26/4 Sunday Express: OPRAH COMFORTS EMOTIONAL KATE
NoTW 26/4: What Kate McCann told Oprah Winfrey (merged)
Sun - Kate breaks down on Oprah (merged)
Following Oprah - Has the Penny Dropped?
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Related articles by Textusa and Kazlux:
The McCanns on Oprah
McCanns on Oprah, the Day After
Timeline of staged abduction
On the phone




Acknowledgments:

weissnicht of the 3 arguidos for play on words for title

The McCann Gallery for top image