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The hype is unbearable, but Lauer does solid interview with Janay Rice
The hype is unbearable, but Lauer does solid interview with Janay Rice

The "Today" show hype of its conversation with Janay Rice is almost grotesque in its overkill, but the first parts of Matt Lauer's actual sit-down with the wife of the former Ravens running back and her mother was a respectable piece of morning show TV interviewing. As the chatter over the ESPN interview with Janay Rice built this weekend, I worried that the national conversation on domestic violence sparked by TMZ's release of the video showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face was going to be lost. Rice was saying she does not see herself as a "victim" of domestic violence and that the act that millions saw on the video was a one-time thing - an...

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