Thursday, June 28, 2012

NBC's Rock Center Gets 1st Extended Interview with Tyler Clementi's Parents

Tonight's episode of Rock Center With Brian Williams
will feature the first-ever in-depth television interview with former Rutgers student Tyler Clementi’s parents following his suicide.

NBC is promoting it so heavily that I received a personal e-mail offering a video preview and a request to mention the interview. Because the issue of bullying is so important, I'm complying with the NBC request.

As most know, Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge just a few days after his roommate at Rutgers University used a webcam to spy on him kissing another man. Clementi’s family is speaking out for the first time to NBC Correspondent Lester Holt.

During the interview, Tyler’s parents, Jane and Joe Clementi, and his brother James, reveal their thoughts about the sensational trial of their son’s roommate Dharun Ravi, the 30-day sentence he received, and their own response to Tyler’s sexuality.

The full interview airs tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC.   Here is the extended preview clip:

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