After a video aired that showed Hall interviewing several female survivors of domestic violence, she was overwhelmed by emotions and visually unable to continue the segment. Matt Lauer momentarily took over, and she was then able to explain how these powerful women have inspired her.
“I cry, of course, when you hear these details,” she said. “But my tears are also inspirational, because they are there, they are fighters, and they now … want to help someone else.”
Hall lost her sister in 2004 to an apparent case of domestic abuse. She has opened up about her sister’s murder before and said that she has regrets about not doing more to help her.
Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year and three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day.
“Among these women was my sister, Renate who was a victim of domestic violence,” explained Hall. “She was murdered in Texas in 2004 in a domestic violence case that, officially, is still unsolved.”