January 16th, 2014
12:20 AM ET

Ed Smart discusses possible break in Madeleine McCann case

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Ed Smart's daughter survived her 2002 kidnapping. The parents of Madeleine McCann have been holding out hope for nearlyseven years. Now there is a possible break in the case. Ed Smart talks to Anderson about what the McCann family is going through.

Gary Tuchman looks back at the last day Madeleine McCann spent with her family.



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August 12th, 2013
09:59 PM ET

Hannah Anderson's first days of freedom

Hannah Anderson's ordeal did not end with her dramatic rescue. She only learned James DiMaggio killed her mother and younger brother after the raid. At a press conference today, her father Brett Anderson said Hannah's "healing process will be slow." Anderson discussed her recovery with John Walsh and Ed Smart.

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August 1st, 2013
10:32 PM ET

Life after Ariel Castro

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight are making the difficult transition from a life controlled in every way by Ariel Castro, to one of freedom. Ed Smart is one of the few people who have any idea what this process is like. Anderson spoke with Smart about his daughter’s recovery after spending nine months in captivity. They were joined by family psychologist Rebecca Bailey, who has counseled kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard.

To help educate and empower kids, Ed Smart recommends checking out http://www.radkids.org.

Michelle Knight showed unimaginable bravery, not just speaking in court today, but sitting through Ariel Castro's entire tirade.  Tonight, Ed Smart told Anderson about the moment his daughter faced her accuser in court.

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February 5th, 2013
09:54 PM ET

John Walsh: 'It's a wonderful ending'

Ed Smart and John Walsh discuss how Alabama child's family can create a 'new normal' after trauma of kidnapping.

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