TLC sets airdate for sex abuse docu prompted by Duggars

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TLC network has set an airdate for its new child sexual abuse documentary.

The film, "Breaking the Silence," will air at 10 p.m. EDT Aug. 30, TLC said Thursday.

Airing commercial-free, the documentary aims to shine a light on the challenges faced by those affected by child sexual abuse and to raise awareness of where people can turn for help.

TLC teamed with two prominent abuse-prevention organizations for the film and related information resources.

The film was announced last month when TLC pulled the plug on its hit series "19 Kids and Counting" after reports surfaced that one of its stars, Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar family's 19 children, had fondled four of his sisters and a baby sitter a dozen years before, when he was a teenager.