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April 17th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Clips From Friday: Meredith Vieira details her new documentary, defends Ann Curry

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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  1. Val

    Piers, I cant belive you just asked what makes the Trayvon Martin case different from when African-American boys shoot and kill other A-A boys. You are so intelligent that I can only guess you have overlooked the obvious. The difference is that no black man has ever found himself in a situation where he kills someone in cold blood and the police refuse to arrest him. Thats what makes this case different. When AA teenagers or young adults kill other AA teenagers they are quickly arrested, charged and put in jail. In this case Georg Zimmerman was not ARRESTED. Thats what makes this case different and thats the reason for all the fuss.

    April 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jaker

    Piers was more likely being a "Devil's Advocate" with regard to that question.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. vicky

    The little girl that was handcuffed. The Obamas are doing the same to white children of the same age. Psychologically scarring them for the rest of their lives to cover criminal activities.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jaker

    Re; the handcuffing of a little six year old...I repeat what you said Piers, "Shame on them"!

    PS. As I said before I find the law in US very peculiar a lot of the time. They wouldn't even handcuff a sixteen year kld where I come from.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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