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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Septuplets' TV Debut

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The world's only living septuplets made their television debut Tuesday night as another of the babies was taken off a mechanical device, becoming the second of the seven to breathe on her own.

The program "Dateline NBC" broadcast the first tape of the seven babies, born a week ago Wednesday to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey, showing them squirming in their beds, trussed up with monitoring devices and tied to tubes.

The babies were born just after 30 weeks, and Bobbi McCaughey had been confined to bed since the ninth week.