Last October PBS aired the film Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories on many of its affiliates. The film portrayed fathers as batterers and child molesters who use family court machinations to wrest children away from their mothers. The film was extremely one-sided, and presented a harmful and inaccurate view of divorce and child custody cases. Moreover, the film portrayed one mother as a heroic, victimized mom, when records which we made public show that she had abused children under her care, and had lost custody for that reason. ...My local PBS affiliate is scheduled to show it at 10pm tomorrow evening. To say that the earlier show was "extremely one-sided" is an understatement. It was the most one-side TV show I have ever seen.
Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse, the film they commissioned in response to our campaign, aired in Boston last night, and will be airing in several dozen markets over the coming weeks. To PBS's credit, they followed through on the commitment they made last December to produce a balanced film.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
New PBS show on parenting
Glenn Sacks writes: