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    Savannah Guthrie "Felt Bad" for Kate Gosselin's Twins During Awkward Today Interview

    Savannah Guthrie's interview with Kate Gosselin and her twin girls, Mady and Cara, might be the most awkward television interview in recent memory.

    The mother of eight got a chance to stand up for her daughters after they froze on-air, but how did the Today host feel about the appearance?

    Guthrie was a guest on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, Jan. 23, along with her coanchor Matt Lauer, and a caller asked about the live cringe-worthy moments.

    "You killed that interview," host Andy Cohen said.

    "You mean killed it by no one talked?" Guthrie quipped.

    To be fair, Kate did talk and urged her daughters to "use words" because it was "their chance."

    WATCH: Kate Gosselin's twins clam up during Today interview

    Cara Gosselin, Kate Gosselin, Mady Gosselin, Savannah Guthrie. Today Show Peter Kramer/NBC

    "Well, I was really surprised, because they came on and I thought the girls had something on their minds and they wanted to get it off their chest," the news anchor revealed. "And so I was really surprised when they didn't say too much."

    But Guthrie felt "sympathetic" toward the teenagers and admitted that "it's not easy to get up on national television."

    "This isn't something they do every day," Guthrie added. "Live, in the morning. They're 13-year-old girls, so I felt bad for them."

    (E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

    PHOTOS: The Gosselin family drama

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