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From Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm.
Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from abuse, it has targeted innocent parents. With exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, this harrowing six-episode series takes you inside the Brights' fight to hold their family together, against a system that can sometimes do more harm than good. Hosted by NBC News National Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
Imagine your apparent nervously pacing around your injured, childs hospital room. A doctor begins asking you question after question about how you kid got
You begin to realize that they're asking about your involvement in the accident,
where were you when he fell? How did he?
surely fall and then
slowly start to see that they think you hurt your child intentionally, one.
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whose story of a family torn apart by the system that was supposed to protect them. Investigative,
quarter MIKE Himba chronicles what happens to the bright family when their kids are ripped away from them.
The shocking moments that came next with exclusive audio captured as the events unfolded, do
no harm, takes you inside the most harrowing moments of the bright families, fight to protect their children, wondering the makers of Doktor
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It was half past five on a Wednesday evening in Tomball, Texas, Lavar Jones, pulled off the highway put his car in park and sent a text to his boss. Just an update, I'm waiting on law enforcement to meet me at the residence as he would later testify. Lavar was worried about how this night might play out. I do believe that they will give me a hard time. That's why I have not initiated yet so I'll wait and play it by ear. Two hours later, he was still waiting. The police, backup he'd requested
wasn't on the way in the bar decided to go it alone, I'm going to go ahead and attempt to initiate he drove north on a tree line country, road, passing passion,
lined with white fences. Then he turned off
a newly built subdivision, where all the trees were chopped down, but the
streets are all named after them. Right turn on pine trace drive
left on Hickory way right on black birch
He pulled up outside a two story: brick house with big glass windows, a small square of lawn
one of many that looked almost exactly like it, the home of Melissa and doing bright.
Was here because he believed that these two might harm their children, but they might already have harm their children. That's why he had to act tonight,
The vote was nervous ass. He stepped out of his car and walked towards the front door inside the house. The
its had reason to be nervous too. That's why they plan to record everything that night
is seven thirty September nineteen.
Our meeting with Lavar we've just been told that Levar didn't know couldn't have known that he was
about to walk into the toughest fight of his career.
scandal. That would rock the government agency, where he works and raise serious questions like
whose really looking out for children- and is this
What it takes to keep them safe, very calm down. No, it's my children! I sit calm down, we're not gonna. Do that, and so we can't
Children in television, my breast sets son. You are taking him from my breath.
You you are for taking life title away from my rest, that was just a pre
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Transcript generated on 2020-11-16.