October 28, 2008
Drew Peterson along with his attorney Joel Brodsky talk with Matt Lauer on the one year anniversary of Stacy’s “disappearance”. Peterson still maintains that Stacy left to be with another man despite his own words that Stacy “was” a great mom. He has told his children that their mother went on vacation. They still ask when she is coming home but he says the questions are becoming less and less. They have never had any type of therapy to deal with their loss not has Savio’s children.
Not a complete transcript – just relevant quotes.
LAUER: Can you look me in the straight in the eye and tell me you had nothing to do with the death of your third wife, Kathy or the disappearance of your 4th wife, Stacy?
PETERSON: I had nothing to do with either of those two incidences.
LAUER: Some people say, it’s a year later, you’re sitting on the couch here on Today Show, and you’ve gotten away with at least one, perhaps two murders. Do you understand why people feel that way?
PETERSON: I understand very well. The media has done everything they can to keep me in a position – looking guilty. Or appearing guilty.
They didn’t exactly twist his arm to go there and he has no problem getting the press around him when he wants it. The media can’t get at him if he wants to avoid them.
LAUER: Have you done anything to contribute to that air of guilt?
PETERSON: They said my behavior was bizarre or unusual. But again, I have no books or guidelines on how to act. I was very afraid of what was going on and I just acted knee jerk reaction
Why would he be “afraid”? And for whom?
Lauer missed the chance to trap him. He was already thinking of his next question. Nancy Grace would have stuck Peterson to the cork with a pin and then proceeded to dissect him.
Lauer brings up the lie detector test, which showed he was deceptive 3/6 questions, including whether Stacy told him she was leaving him and whether he know where she is today.
Peterson says he doesn’t know why it came off deceptive.
Brodsky says why are people focusing on the 3 and not the 7 that weren’t deceptive. Bad argument. Especially since he said that he doesn’t believe in polygraphs. Then he said he had nothing to do with the questions and that the polygrapher has impeccable credential. He advised Drew not take it. And mentions that Peterson passed every single question on Kathleen Savio.
Why did Peterson take it?
PETERSON: There was a big outcry for me to take it from alot of people and I thought that might help clear things up.
Does he expects to be charged for the murder of Kathleen Savio or the murder of Stacy?
PETERSON: I really don’t know. I would hope not. But all I can do is mentally prepare for it. My main concern is preparing for the well being of my children.
I would hope not?? Where is the outrage of a falsely accused loving husband? Where’s the why would I be? And the I didn’t do anything to Stacy and Kathleen’s death was an accident?
Again Lauer misses the opportunity. He really is into a very good interviewer because he doesn’t listen. He has a script that he adheres to.
Brodsky goes off saying that Glasgow is a politician and that his comments about solving the case and that a pending arrest are politically motivated.
Why isn’t Peterson with his children today?
PETERSON: I’ll be with the children later on this evening. We figured that we had to talk with somebody. And we pretty much stayed consistent. We started with you and we’re finishing with you.
Lauer brings up Peterson’s creepy reaction last year when he told her to come home and then laughed like yeah right that’s not possible.
LAUER: What would you say today if Stacy is out there watching
PETERSON: Show yourself. Put an end to this nightmare.