August 14, 2015 Comments Off on TLC sets airdate for child sexual abuse documentary ‘Breaking the Silence’
TLC sets airdate for child sexual abuse documentary ‘Breaking the Silence’
ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday, August 13, 2015
LOS ANGELES — TLC network has set an airdate for its new documentary to raise awareness about child sexual abuse.
The film, “Breaking the Silence,” will air at 10 p.m. EDT Aug. 30, the network said Thursday.
To be broadcast commercial-free, the documentary aims to shine a light on the challenges faced by those affected by child sexual abuse, as well as raise awareness of where people can turn for help.
An estimated one in 10 children will be the victim of sexual abuse before the age of 18, with an estimated 42 million survivors in America today, the network says….
The film was first announced last month when TLC pulled the plug on its hit series “19 Kids and Counting” after reports surfaced that one of its stars, Josh Duggar, the oldest of the family’s 19 children, had fondled four of his sisters and a baby sitter a dozen years before, when he was a teenager.
The documentary is built around the stories of child-abuse survivors. Among them is Erin Merryn, a mother, two-time survivor and driving force behind “Erin’s Law,” legislation passed in 26 states….