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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) US Census statistics on black children in fatherless homes cited.
(No location given: Soledad O'Brien) An excerpt from the story of young black children without a father in the home presented; scenes shown from a family party for baby Solia attended by the absentee father. [Father "BRANDON" - comments on what happened.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Harvard University professor Roland Fryer, "Washington Times" columnist Tara Wall and "Black in America" series host Soledad O'Brien about absentee black fathers. [O'BRIEN - comments on Brandon's story.] [FRYER - quotes Charles Barkley about what he should do and do it.] [WALL - comments on the importance of the role the father plays when present or not present.]
- Cooper, Anderson;
- O'Brien, Soledad
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