On Monday night, American journalist and television personality Meredith Vieira returned to "Piers Morgan Tonight," sharing details of her new documentary, "The Woman Who Wasn't There."
Set to air this evening on "Investigation Discovery," the documentary tells the story of Tania Head, a Spanish woman who earned fame and recognition after claiming to be a 9/11 survivor, only to later be exposed as a fraud:
"I was truly blown away," said Vieira, the projects executive producer. "It was like this psychological thriller set against the backdrop of 9/11."
Vieira was also struck by the mystery surrounding Head's motivation to craft her story:
"Did she have some sort of mental illness? Something's crazy for her to do this. But she was brilliant. And she never took a penny. There wasn't any - you know, she didn't get anything for doing this," explained Vieira. "In fact, she gave the survivors a real voice. She - she kind of put them on the map. And that's why so many of them, you'll see in the documentary, have these mixed feelings."
Later on the show, Vieira also chatted with Piers Morgan about Ann Curry, defending her former "Today Show" colleague against the criticism she's endured since replacing Vieira as co-host:
"Well, I hope that Ann has enough perspective, and I'm sure that she does, to ignore it," she said. "And if the numbers are going up and down, it - it's not Ann. These things happen. And, you know, I believe in her very strongly. And I'm sure the team does, as well. She's phenomenal."
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