Jessica, Thomas, LeRae and Holden, four kids who recently got out of the FLDS sect, were back to discuss growing up in the isolated community and the week they spent in NYC. None said they would raise their families in a polygamist family. The following clip shows some of their adventures and reactions ~
Next we were introduced to the "stars" of TLC's "Sister Wives" a polygamist family that is not part of the FLDS group. Kody Brown has four wives and 16 children. His fourth wife Robyn is 8 months pregnant with their her first child (Kody's 17th)joined via Satellite from LasVegas because she is due next month. Meri - wife #1, Janelle - wife #2 and Christine - wife #3 joined Kody on stage and 4 of his kids joined the discussion via satellite with Robyn. They discussed having multiple wives, wife order, life on the reality series and a current lawsuit over violation of polygamy laws in Utah. They claim they are more scared of the police than of the government. Anderson didn't seem to grasp the concept of multiple wives and I'm not sure I do either; even after hearing the "Sister Wives" defend their lifestyle.
Audience questions were asked and after a break Anderson brought the two groups together for a very interesting and heartbreaking segment ~
Anderson ended the program stating his interest in the subject and thanking his guests for taking part ~
More clips from today's program are available on andersoncooper.com - please click on the link below.