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Texas / Sect Compound / The Children / A Discussion #890647

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(San Angelo, Texas: David Mattingly) Breaking news on the judge's decision about the custody of the 416 children taken from the sect compound in Eldorado reviewed and the future for the families and sect discussed; details given about the judge's order for DNA testing for the children and biological parents to develop a paper trail.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with FLDS child attorney Susan Hays and In Session anchor Jami Floyd about the children; inset courtroom sketches shown. [In San Angelo, HAYS - says we need to know the facts about the kids, who the parents and siblings are; comments on the resources that will be needed to protect the 416 children and that foster care would be a horrible result for these kids; cites the need for cooperation.] [In studio, FLOYD - says the aim is get the women to flip on the men and remove themselves from the situation to get the children back; outlines how the judge is charged to deal with the best interests of the children.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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