Hey everyone! I'm the associate producer for the documentary "A Father's Promise."
12 years ago NBC News produced "Labor Day," an award-winning documentary about the alarming rise of inner city children growing up without fathers. It began with the deliveries of three babies born over a 72-hour period at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, one of the places where the rate of absentee fathers was especially high. These fathers all made promises to be there with for their child as he or she grew up.
Now, MSNBC has gone back to find out whether these three fathers kept that promise.
Check your local listings for the next time "A Father's Promise" will be airing.
Also in the documentary, a cross-section of African-Americans, including NBC's Al Roker and Tiki Barber, come together for a round-table discussion of the situations and issues presented in the program.
Check out some extra clips of the roundtable discussion that you won't get to see in the documentary.
For clips and exclusive web extras check out: http://afatherspromise.msnbc.com
I thought this was a very compelling documentary and I'd love to hear any thoughts that you have about it!