MSNBC Anchor and NBC's "Weekend Today" Co-host Lester Holt Hosts "Kids in Crisis"
SECAUCUS, N.J. 9/23/2005 05:00 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
MSNBC presents "Kids in Crisis," an unprecedented one-hour special that premieres on Sunday, October 9, 9-10 pm ET. This extraordinary documentary traces an Indiana family's battle with physical abuse within their family circle and the Indiana legal system. For the first time ever, viewers will see child-welfare officials remove two young boys from their home in the middle of the night. MSNBC anchor and NBC's "Weekend Today" co-host Lester Holt hosts "Kids in Crisis."
"Kids in Crisis" explores a serious question-- when does discipline cross the line and become abuse? MSNBC followed the Pitcock family's heartbreaking story over a two-year period. A daughter claims she was abused by her stepfather, while her parents claim that their teen was not abused and cannot be controlled.
Within this hour, MSNBC takes a look at how this blended family of five slowly disintegrates. After years of handling domestic matters within their family, the government takes charge and has to judge the word of a teenager against her parents. The result dramatically changes their lives forever.
Karen Grau, Bill Hussung, and Scott Hooker were the executive producers of "Kids in Crisis." Elise Warner served as senior producer