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."
"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."
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