When I first heard about the Steve Wilkos show, I thought it would be like Jerry Springer. Then I watched and thought "Hey this guy really wants to help." Well, I was very wrong. Caught the show one day and he was all over some guy about not seeing his child. The guy kept trying to tell him that the mother wouldn't let him see the child and Steve pretty much told him that he was full of it.
I emailed the show and told them about how hard, if not impossible it is to get to see a child if the custodial parent didn't want you too. Have lived through it with my husband, thousands spent on attorneys and counselers and whenever he'd show up to get her, it just wasn't "convenient". This is not a small child, she's a teenager. He has called the police and was told that it wasn't a police matter.
Needless to say, the show contacted me and as soon as I told them we weren't interested in being on the show, the producer "Elizabeth" didn't care anymore. I told her I thought Steve needed to be informed that there are thousands of parents out there going through this and she told me "I'm not going to tell my boss how to do his job". So I guess Steve doesn't care what the facts are, it's just a glorified Jerry Springer show. He couldn't care less about how things really are, just how he wants to present the.
Big disappointment to me, I'll never watch again.