CBS: Activist Judy Shepard Blames 'Vicious Rhetoric' and 'Un-American

October 1st, 2010 1:06 PM
On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez talked to gay rights activist Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay student Matthew Shepard, about the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, asking: "Do you think that our young people, that we, as a society, have learned anything since Matthew's death?" In reply, Shepard ranted: "...we have such vicious rhetoric…

CBS’s Rodriguez: Will Democrats ‘Finally’ Pass Hate Crimes Act

September 15th, 2009 12:51 PM
Approaching the 11-year anniversary of the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, on Tuesday’s CBS Early Show co-host Maggie Rodriguez spoke with his mother Judy Shepard and asked about her efforts to pass hate crimes legislation: "Do you think this is finally the administration and the Congress that will get it done?" Shepard, who was on to discuss her new book about her son,…