“Nancy Grace called and wanted to have some of us on her show,
but before it aired there was a white woman from Georgia that went
missing. The Nancy Grace show was canceled,” Knight says. HLN network,
which broadcasts Nancy Grace, confirmed that Knight was booked for the
show, which was ultimately canceled to profile the disappearance ofKristi Cornwell,
a white woman from Blairsville, Ga., who went missing during an evening
walk. Representatives from Nancy Grace told NEWSWEEK, “The booking was
changed due to news that was breaking that day,” and emphasized the
change had nothing to do with the race of the victim.
When Annie Le, a 24-year-old Yale pharmacology graduate student, went
missing on Sept. 8, it only took three days for the university to offer
a $20,000 reward. In the case of the Rocky Mount women, it took more
than six years to raise that same amount of money for 10 women.