Watch the Cast of The Talk React Live to the Casey Anthony Verdict (VIDEO)

Live daytime talk shows rarely give the impression that they're actually airing live, except in instances when a guest zoo animal goes rogue or Gary Busey pees on the floor or someone shows up drunk (we're looking at you, Kathie Lee and Hoda). But every once in a while, these shows intersect with an event that actually unfolds during a broadcast, providing a raw, uncensored look at talking heads being as authentic as you'll ever see them.

Such was the case today on CBS' The Talk, which was on the air when the Casey Anthony trial verdict of "not guilty" was announced (and subsequently made America's collective blood pressure jump about three million points). Host Julie Chen looks like someone just hit her in the face with a frying pan, Holly Robinson Peete sounds like someone just ran over her dog, and Leah Remini is about to pick up the table and throw it across the room.



This type of situation is exactly where live television excels, and CBS's decision to keep the cameras rolling on The Talk and not cut away to a news broadcast was a good one. With all the news-media outlets out there and the bombardment of straight-news broadcasts about this trial that we'll see in the next 24 hours, getting to see real reactions while we heard the news will be great PR for the show and its panel.

Let's try and leave Perez Hilton out the next time, though.


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I get so upset when I see this I would think that if I was aquited for my child's murder the first thing I would of said CAN WE FIND THE REAL KILLER NOW she did nothing but smile and laugh when the verdict came in what the hell is wrong with this woman . No justice for an innocent child who could not protect her self .Im so frustated with all this i cant even get this outta my mind right now they send Paris Hilton nd Lindsey Lohan to jail For doing coke and having drugs for themselves!!! But this piece person they call a mom who kills her own child can walk!! We are so sorry Caylee Dear Caylee: I'm so very sorry that we, the people, failed you today. I hope that you are able to find some solace, some comfort or bright spot in this otherwise dark and cloudy day. May you forever live on in the hearts of millions that mourn your loss at the hands of one so unworthy of the title 'mom'. GOD Bless you child ♥ Sincerely, And no normal person would throw there baby in a trash bag you call 911 cause theres always hope that they can save your child if they drown you dont do that All I can say I hope she don't try to Move to Washington R.I.P you beautiful Angel
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Being someone who lives in Orlando, she lives in a city where everyone despises her. She's gonna have to move when she gets out cause it was 24/7 coverage here. She will never be able to party in this city again.
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i thought i posted something on here i dont knw if it got delete or what if it did thats sad.i was trying to be practical.there wasnt enough enough evidence to say she killed her daughter.i wasnt shock by the verdict.do i think she killed her daughter?yes...do i think shes a murderer?no,i think it happened on accident..ppl keep saying she didnt call the police 4 30 days.maybe someone told her not too or maybe she didnt knw what to do and so she act like nothing happened.we dont knw and thats the point im trying to make there wasnt enough evidence to say she did it.ppl keep saying she show no emotion not every1 cries when something bad happens some ppl act like it dont fase them,some get angry,some cry,some go crazy so to say she shouold no emtion made no sense..i just think ppl hate her from what they heard on nacy grace or whose knws why..i dont hate casey,i just think she dont knw how to handle problems..at least shes paying 4 lying to cops..onl casey knw if she did it or not.if she didnt do it i cant imagine how she feels ppl saying she killed her daughter and if she did it she thinkking i got away with murderer...perez hilton right dont fight violence with violence..it jus wasnt enough evidence to say she did it.
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What was Pigrez doing there?
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I wanted to throw a chair too. She definitely got away with it. She should have been charged with child neglect for sure. 31 days your daughter goes missing and you don't say crap. So bogus.
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She did it and got away with it. Sick. But I really can't believe she didn't charges of child abuse/neglect. Hello, she didn't report Caylee missing for 31 days!!! Sick woman.
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Not guilty until PROVEN guilty. We have a system for a reason. What's worse, someone innocent sentenced for life or someone guilty set free?
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This is what happens when you don't make a clear case.
We were not there so that leaves reasonable doubt and if you charge some one with first degree crimes you have to have a smoking gun. If they would have called her guilty without a smoking gun she would have gotten a retrial.
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i had the same reaction
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