For example, she can ask for someone in the audience called Rachel, chances are there is one. Then Theresa would ask if her family member had died, or even go more specific saying 'mother' or a 'father-figure', by which she can mean father, uncle, or a grandfather.
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One journalist was able to attend the live taping and detailed his experience on the show. According to him, it was all clearly cold reading, and Theresa had a hard time finding people that would fit her description. She asked if someone had a child that drowned in a pool, but there was silence. She tried to be very general with her questions to the audience and tried to grab any straw, but most people weren't buying it.