Did CBS Neglect the Kid Nation Kids?
Just weeks before its Sept. 19 debut, Kid Nation is under siege. CBS' reality show, in which 40 kids from 8 to 15 years old have 40 days to build a society in a New Mexico ghost town, is fending off attacks from state officials and one angry parent. Janis Miles, whose daughter, Divad, appeared on the show, accused producers of borderline abuse and neglect. CBS shot back in a statement that Miles' claims are "distorting the true picture of the Kid Nation experience, about which the overwhelming majority of kids are highly enthusiastic and happy."The controversy started several weeks ago, when the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department received a letter from Miles that said her 11-year-old daughter was burned by hot grease while frying a meal and that at least two kids drank bleach from an unmarked bottle, all with no adult supervision. (Another participant, Kelsey, told TV Guide she burned
Mon, Aug 27, 2007