Friday, December 2, 2011

Anderson Cooper 360's Report on Michael Pearl and the Schatz Family Part I (August 2011)

There is more to be said on this subject, but I am not ready to address the subject.  I wept for an hour after watching the first clip that aired on Tuesday, August 15th.

Please send an email to CNN to thank them for reporting the case in the hope that more people will consider the risks of harm and that more injuries will be prevented.

Link to Part I and Part II on the CNN website.




Transcript Part I (not included in the Part I video):


COOPER: I know tomorrow in part 2 you're going to address the question what liability the authors may or may not have. Do they feel badly at all about this child's death, or do they feel in any way their writing had an impact?

TUCHMAN: The Pearl's say they do feel badly, Anderson, about the death of Lydia, but they do not accept any blame. They say this family in California lost control.

But the problem with that statement is they are best-selling authors. They have sold tens of thousands of copies of this book in more than 20 languages. And there are bound to be people who lose control.

COOPER: How are the eight surviving kids doing?

TUCHMAN: Very difficult time. First of all, they were all beaten regularly. Secondly, they saw their sister Lydia killed and now they're in foster care. But they're all in different foster homes. They're not together anymore, but we're assured by the prosecutors that they're in loving, peaceful homes.

COOPER: That's hard to believe. Gary, appreciate it. We're going to have part 2 of Gary's port tomorrow on "360" at 8:00 p.m., also 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

Link HERE to Part II of the interview including video and transcript. 

Click to read the entire series on the archive.

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