Hosts Of The Talk Visibly Upset As Casey Anthony Verdict Delivered Live

Julie Chen made the "executive decision" to stay live and not go to commercial as the jury's verdict was delivered in the Casey Anthony trial (her husband Les Moonves does run CBS, after all.) Upon receiving the news, Julie Chen choked up as she delivered the news to the other hosts and audience that Anthony was declared not guilty of first degree murder. From there, it was quite a struggle for everyone to keep their emotions in check.

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As a Canuck, I would like to know why people are so emotionally invested in this case? Is this like, a Jon Benet thing? Pretty white girl goes missing/gets killed, America holds breath until someone is punished?