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Tornado Survivor Finds Her Dog Buried Alive in Rubble of House During Live Interview: VIDEO


Barbara Garcia's second prayer was answered during a live interview with CBS News about the Oklahoma tornado, which destroyed her house, and, she had thought, her best friend.



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  1. Not to sound jaded but seeing as they didn't have to move the camera at all to see the dog it seems pretty obvious the cameraman knew the dog was there and decided to film there. He was probably hoping it was going to make a sound or move during the interview. When the woman's interview stated going nowhere and the dog was too scared to make a sound someone went ahead and pointed the dog out. Still very touching, but more than likely manipulated to some degree.

    Posted by: Macguffin54 | May 21, 2013 8:12:30 AM

  2. There must be a problem with the clip, it got all fuzzy towards the end.

    Posted by: Mastik8 | May 21, 2013 8:14:32 AM

  3. Macguffin54: You may be jaded, as am I. However, having been in broadcasting for 30 years, that's just not the mindset of professionals at a time like that. While it seems news, especially local news, is full of bubblehead reporters (and it is), the people who do the REAL work behind the scenes: the camera people, producers, etc., often do the life-threatening work, paving the way for the reporter to get the glamor. In the midst of such devastation, creating a human interest story isn't on anyone's mind.

    Posted by: Steve | May 21, 2013 8:33:40 AM

  4. A beautiful story. A story of hope for a country and a people who have become cynical by negativity and manufactured 'scandals' shoved down our throats. Choose to see the GOOD in people!

    Posted by: Jim Brown | May 21, 2013 8:34:42 AM

  5. My favorite quote: "I know exactly what happened, Dear. Exactly" (Subtext: "Moron!")

    Posted by: Fritz | May 21, 2013 9:38:07 AM

  6. @Fritz - You're right. There've been a number of report(ages') with [bubbleheads, thanks Steve] loaded questions with suggestions to be more discombobulated or traumatised.

    Nice to see one caught out, again. Oddly relevant to civil rights disputes against majority whims.

    Posted by: rdiac | May 21, 2013 9:57:44 AM

  7. Ahh, so God kills a bunch of people, including children, but answered her prayers by saving her and her dog. I guess the others didn't pray?
    The selfishness of some religious people...

    Posted by: Jeff | May 21, 2013 10:17:29 AM

  8. Interesting how she's not complaining or whining for herself, but the moment the dog is found, she asks for help to get him out.
    If this was a fake, it deserves an award.
    Personally, I think it was real.

    Posted by: enough already | May 21, 2013 10:22:22 AM

  9. I find these news reports moving, except for the news reporter. The OK woman's answer to the "reporter" was a welcome slap in the face for a moron who asks leading questions trying to evoke some sense of pathos to "spice up" her news story. No news here except a very courageous woman and her poochie survived. That should have been story enough.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 21, 2013 12:47:14 PM

  10. I am surprised the reporter didn't stick the microphone in front of the dog and ask it, "What are you feeling right now? Can you comprehend what has happened to you?"

    Posted by: gr8guyca | May 21, 2013 2:11:21 PM

  11. So glad to see that sharp senior citizen put the reporter in her place.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 21, 2013 2:24:19 PM

  12. This is CBS footage but they have released it to other networks. When CNN played it and returned to the anchor in the newsroom, he couldn't even speak and had to regain his composure. That's how I felt. Nice to see a strong woman have a bit of happiness to reward her strength.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 21, 2013 3:29:31 PM

  13. "Barbara Garcia's second prayer was answered"

    Prove it.

    Posted by: Randy | May 21, 2013 4:40:17 PM

  14. You're all horrible horrible people. Nice comments.

    The clip was great. You should be ashamed for people so negative.

    Posted by: Seriously | May 21, 2013 5:47:14 PM

  15. Yes, Seriously. An old woman living alone with her dog, likely widowed but with something she truly loves. Apparently you've never had a dog.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 21, 2013 7:03:43 PM

  16. I loved this clip..and love dogs! truly moving

    Posted by: Genuine 505 | May 21, 2013 8:11:06 PM

  17. OMG How cute is that?!
    I want to be Barbara's friend!

    Posted by: Andy | May 22, 2013 12:00:35 AM

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