ABC Airs Jaycee Dugard Home Video

Dugard speaks, laughs in first TV appearance
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2010 9:28 AM CST

(Newser) – A grown-up Jaycee Dugard was seen and heard on TV for the first time today on Good Morning America. Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn, pleads for privacy and explains that the family released home videos “so that you can see that we're happy and well and when we have more to share we will.” Dugard, who has gotten her driver’s license and is working on her GED, says only “Hi, I’m Jaycee,” in the portion of the video shown so far—but more is expected tonight on 20/20.

Dugard is also shown laughing and baking cookies with her mother and half-sister. People reports she went on to say, “I want to thank you for your support and I'm doing well. It's been a long haul, but I'm getting there."

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