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'Baby Jessica'

McClure to appear on Today show

June 8, 2007 - 5:23PM

The elusive Jessica McClure, known as “Baby Jessica” to the world, has agreed to an interview on the Today show.

On Monday, McClure will do a one-on-one interview on the Today show with Matt Lauer, according

The website refers to a recent USA Today story that named 25 people whose lives most moved Americans during the last quarter century. One of those was McClure, who at 18 months old in 1987 fell down a well in Midland and whose 58-hour rescue captured the nation’s attention.

During round-the-clock coverage, McClure captured the hearts of the world when she sang songs and recited nursery rhymes during her harrowing experience.

The interview will air on KWES-TV Channel 9 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday.

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In fact this has happened before many time and has happened since. There was an bad outcome in some and a good outcome in others. True it never happened before in this part of the world. That is my 2 cents worth. Bill, One of the rescuers from that day so long ago.

Bill - Jun 12, 2007 06:31:28 AM Remove Comment

El Grande I do not understand the envy and obvious resentment you have for the young womans financial standing. Were you or someone close to you hurt as a result of the incident? Were you or someone close to you hurt in an unrelated incident? I applaud the folks who contributed to the Baby Jessica rescue! Your envy should in no way take away from the generous outpouring of caring people who were on the scene at the time or who contributed financially or otherwise. The money is a testament to those who selflessly give without resentment. Your attitude is bothersome especially in light of those HEROS who gave so much more than money could ever buy.

watched 58 hours - Jun 12, 2007 12:13:42 AM Remove Comment

There are hundreds of thousands of children who have had something unfortunate happen to them. These children did not have the benefit of the media to thrust their plight onto millions of people. Does this particular person deserve to be wealthy the rest of her life due to this? Probably not. I read her interview, though, and it looks like she plans on using it toward her son, which is very noble of her.

ElGrande - Jun 11, 2007 03:25:13 PM Remove Comment

Kids will be kids and it was not BABY JESSICA'S fault that she fell in the well, this was due to a lack of supervision on the the part of the parents. I remember those days very well. I lived in Odeessa and I wanted to go over to Midland after work and help out. The MOST memoryable MOMENTS to me was when she would SING or say NURSERY lines. She was truly so innocent and didn't know what was going on. My fear was that she would fall further down into the well and would die inside there due to lack of drinking water or milk. Something like this had NEVER happened before and so it got the ATTENTION of the whole United States and WORLD. Any incredible amount of manpower and equipment money was used in the rescuse. Now if she should be a millionare because of this incident, well I guess that is one of rewards that was dished out by faith and circumstances. That was probadly her good fortune or it was written in the stars.

R M - Jun 11, 2007 03:05:37 PM Remove Comment

i still can remember that day.

lucy - Jun 11, 2007 12:25:32 PM Remove Comment

I remember being angry that her parents allowed her to play around that old wellhead, and never bothered to have it plugged. The kid's a millionaire now, too. Go figure. One of those situations that we're not meant to understand.

ElGrande - Jun 10, 2007 03:31:33 PM Remove Comment

Who can forget that horrible ordeal, I think everyone remembers exactly what they were doing that day.

laurie - Jun 10, 2007 12:09:11 PM Remove Comment

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