A&E Network to Premiere Original Nonfiction Series “The Untold Story” Featuring Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
VARGAS SHINES A LIGHT ON TIMELY STORIES INCLUDING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO CHILD BRIDES IN AMERICA
New York, NY– A&E Network will premiere original nonfiction series, “The Untold Story,” partnering with award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas beginning Thursday, April 11 and airing over five consecutive weeks. Utilizing Vargas’ background in investigative reporting, the collection of premium nonfiction episodes will take an unfiltered look at the often-unseen stories of people and events that have had a profound impact on our modern culture and society.
I Was a Child Bride: The Untold Story
In America, a shocking number of teenage girls are forced into marriages against their will because of legal loopholes in most states. Many believe this only happens in developing countries, but in the past 15 years, an estimated 200,000 girls have been forced into marriage in the US. In this in-depth two-hour documentary episode, Elizabeth Vargas reveals the heart-wrenching stories of child marriage victims, who against all odds, escaped the most dire of circumstances. These brave survivors tackle this taboo issue in their personal lives and help to shine a light on the national epidemic with the hope that no child will ever have to be a victim again.
“I Was a Child Bride: The Untold Story” is produced for A&E by Sirens Media, an ITV America company. Executive Producers for Sirens Media are Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh, Jordana Hochman, and Sara Nichols. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Brad Abramson, David Doss, Evan Lerner, and Amy Savitsky serve as Executive Producers for A&E Network with Elizabeth Vargas serving as Producer and Miguel Sancho as Consulting Producer.
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