May 18, 2009Dr. Phil Shifts Focus From Drew Peterson's Arrest to his Four Young Children
In a Special Two-Part DR. PHIL, May 19 And 21
(May 18, 2009, Los Angeles, CA)-- In a special two-part episode of DR. PHIL, to be broadcast Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 21 (check your local listings), Dr. Phil examines the recent arrest of Drew Peterson, accused of the drowning death of his third wife, and spotlights an issue in the case that has gotten very little attention – what are his four younger children going to do now that their father has been incarcerated, and what needs to happen in their lives if he remains in jail?
Peterson was taken into custody on May 7, 2009 for the alleged murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio, whose death was originally determined to be accidental. Peterson has been caring for his two children from that marriage, ages 16 and 14, as well as his 5-year-old and 4-year-old from his marriage to Stacy Peterson, who is still missing.
What are these children going through while their family is being pulled apart? In Part 1, a panel including legal analyst Lisa Bloom; Gloria Allred, attorney for Peterson’s current fiancée; Ernest Raines the young woman’s father; Joel Brodsky and Reem Odeh, Peterson’s attorneys and Anna Doman, Kathleen Savios’s sister, discuss the specifics of Peterson’s most recent legal complications.
In Part 2, author Derek Armstrong (“Drew Peterson Exposed”) weighs in on Peterson’s relationship with his young children. Dr. Phil asks Armstrong, who spent a week observing Peterson with his family, if he thinks the man the author describes as a “good father” could be capable of killing two of his wives. Dr. Phil also speaks with author Dr. Michelle Borba (“Big Book of Parenting Solutions”) about the confusion the children must be experiencing. “The number one thing right now,” Borba says, “is somebody better go, ‘best interest of the kids,’ because the red flags are going up by leaps and bounds.”
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