Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Povich, etc.

An opinion piece from the Rochester New York Democrat and Chronicle touches on a Detroit judge's decision to sentence delinquent fathers to watch the Maury Povich show's paternity "episodes". The essay's closing sentence sums up this disconcerting problem well:

"But the real problem is not the 'Maury' show asking 'Who's Your Daddy?' The real problem is that too many kids don't know the answer."

The even sadder reality is that 1 out of 3 kids growing up in the U.S. don't have an involved, responsible, and committed father in their life. That fact deserves attention and action from our culture. Perhaps all of us, not just the dads we term "deadbeat," should be forced to watch Maury's show for a while?

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