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Beginning Wednesday, September 26, at 9/8c, tune in to a powerful new documentary series, Save My Son, which tells the tales of families struggling to save the sons who have fallen victim to bad influences and wrong choices. Hosted by renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry, Save My Son sheds light on an all-too-familiar story in the African-American community, one that occurs across the entire socioeconomic spectrum.   

Each show features an intervention with loved ones, a therapist, host Dr. Steve Perry, and a celebrity mentor who offers inspiration, support and insight into what choosing a different path can mean. has walked in the young man’s footsteps. Dr. Perry will venture into these young men’s communities and give viewers an unfiltered look into their daily lives and struggles.

Along with Dr. Perry, each episode will feature a celebrity mentor who offers inspiration, support and insight into what choosing a different path can mean. Celebrity mentors include radio personality, comedian, actor and author Steve Harvey; former NBA players Jalen Rose and Derek Anderson; American Idol winner and R&B artist Ruben Studdard; and actor Pooch Hall. Also making a guest appearance is author, inspirational speaker and television personality Iyanla Vanzant, and co-anchor and reporter Terrance J among others.  

They all work together on the best possible action plan to get our young black man in crisis back on track. The sons are given a taste of reality by any and all means available: a visit to jail; a face-to-face with former gang members; community service; or a one-on-one with local street warriors.

“We have hit rock bottom. Our sons are dying of every disease, suffering from every academic, social and emotional trauma at rates that have never been recorded,” says Dr. Perry. “The only thing left to do is to fight like hell to save our sons.” 

Don’t miss this groundbreaking new series. Tune in Wednesdays at 9/8c starting September 26 for Save My Son.

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