Friday, September 08, 2006

PBS tackles divorce

From the press release:

"In Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse, airing Thursday, September 14, at 10p.m. on PBS (check local listings), host Dave Iverson explores the highly charged issue of divorce and asks what parents and the legal system can do to minimize the negative impact on children.

"In the final segment of the broadcast, Iverson explores with the expert panel when joint physical custody makes sense for a family and whether legally presumed joint custody should be the starting point in divorce. The result is the most intense debate in the program.

"While the experts in child psychology and family law will continue to debate what’s best for children of divorce, American families must cope with the daily challenge of putting their lives back together and moving on as usual when, in fact, nothing is ever the same. Perhaps a child interviewed for the program summarizes it best: 'Once the parent makes that choice,” he says, “it’s gonna be permanent for a lifetime.'"

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