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Cate Edwards gives exclusive interview to NBC News

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Cate Edwards, the oldest daughter of John and Elizabeth Edwards, has given a "candid" interview to Savannah Guthrie of the "Today" show. The interview will air on Friday, March 29, on "Today" (7 a.m.) and on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (10 p.m.). Both of those shows air locally on WNCN, NBC-17.

According to an NBC news release, Cate Edwards talks to Guthrie about losing her mother to breast cancer, about her father's affair with Rielle Hunter, and about the baby her father had with Hunter -- Cate's half-sister Quinn.

Below is an excerpt from the interview, as provided by NBC.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:
Well, it's been a little more than two years, right, since she passed? And I think if you have never lost a parent, it's hard to understand what that grief is like. But I imagine you miss her every day.

CATE EDWARDS:
Yeah. For sure. Not a day goes by. You know, it's interesting. I miss her in sort of big ways and small ways. You know, it's big things that go by, like my wedding. She wasn't able to be there. But we got to talk about it. And I felt incredibly lucky that I got the chance to even have that conversation with her.

And I sort of carried out some of her vision which was great to sort of feel her presence there even though she wasn't actually there. And then there are small things. I mean, I get away with bad grammar. I never used to get away with bad grammar. You know, I find a great deal online. We were super competitive about finding the best deal online.

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SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:
What did you think when you first found out about what had happened with your dad and this affair? Did you first find out about it from him?

CATE EDWARDS:
Yes, he told me. I guess he and my mom decided that that was, you know, how it needed to be done. So yeah, I was devastated. And I was disappointed. I mean, these are my parents. I had grown up with a lot of love in my family. And it was hard to see them go through this.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:
Were you mad?

CATE EDWARDS:
Yeah, yeah, of course.

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SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:
I would be remiss if I didn't ask you. Rielle Hunter. Have you ever met her?

CATE EDWARDS:
I have, a long time ago, early in the campaign.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:
I'm sure she's not someone you spend a great deal of time thinking about.

CATE EDWARDS:
That's correct.

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE:
You know, she wrote a book. And she said some pretty unpleasant things about your mom. I'm not gonna repeat them. But did that make you mad?

CATE EDWARDS:
Yeah, of course. Yeah, I mean -- I just thought it was -- I thought it was a poor choice, I guess, is all I can say.

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N&O staff photo by Chuck Liddy

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Brooke Cain isn't always proud of the number of hours she logs in front of the TV, but her loss of brain cells can be your gain. From reality shows to sitcoms to the more serious stuff, Brooke keeps her DVR smoking so that she can help keep you in the know. Brooke also tweets for Happiness is a Warm TV (you can follow @WarmTV) and updates the blog's Facebook page.
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