The Duggar family will be returning to TLC one final time on August 30, 2015. Despite TLC cancelling 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggars will appear on the network one more time before officially parting ways. The final farewell to the channel is in the form of a commercial-free one-hour special focused on child abuse. The documentary is the result of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal that ultimately caused the network to drop 19 Kids and Counting from their lineup. Which Duggars can you expect to see during the child abuse special?
The Duggar Family Blog notes that the child abuse special will feature commentary from the two most recently married Duggars, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald. The two sisters spoke openly about their molestation while appearing as guests on The Kelly File, but apparently still have more to say about their healing and recovery process. The duo agreed to “work closely” with the TLC child abuse documentary Breaking the Silence.
The documentary is set to air on August 30, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. EST. The documentary will be uninterrupted as it is a commercial-free special. The documentary was created in conjunction with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and Darkness to Light (D2L), a nonprofit organization that works to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse and will share the stories of survivors of sexual abuse. It is noted that the Duggar daughters will be featured in the show along with numerous other guests who discuss speaking up about sexual abuse.
One guest is speaker Erin Merryn, an American activist who spends her time urging lawmakers to require personal body safety curriculum to be taught to kids in public schools. As a result of Erin’s efforts, Erin’s Law has been passed in 19 states and is currently pending in 20. Interestingly, the Duggar Family Blog notes that before the Josh Duggar molestation scandal broke to the public, the Duggar family had invited Erin Merryn to their home to speak to their children about the importance of speaking up in regard to sexual abuse.
“Before the news of the Duggars’ ‘scandal’ broke in May, Jim Bob and Michelle had met Erin at an event in Arkansas and invited her into their home to talk with a handful of their kids about sexual abuse and the importance of speaking up.”
Will you be tuning in for the TLC child abuse special Breaking the Silence? Do you think TLC made a mistake by including the Duggar daughters in the program, or is it important for the girls to speak out about the steps taken by the Duggar family regarding the molestation?
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