Led by Investigative Reporter Candice Nguyen, the five-episode investigation follows the story of three struggling, single fathers in the Bay Area and exposes a broken system where they are denied basic services
No Man’s Land will be available to stream on NBCBayArea.com, Apple TV, ROKU and YouTube on January 10
SAN JOSE, CA – (January 7, 2021) – NBC Bay Area will release “No Man’s Land” on Sunday, January 10, a digital-original investigation that reveals how a growing number of single fathers raising children on their own and living below the poverty line are often denied basic services – even emergency shelter.
With Investigative Reporter Candice Nguyen and Investigative Producer Robert Campos, the five-episode investigation follows the stories of three single fathers living in the Bay Area and reveals how they are denied the same emergency services and support often granted to single mothers, especially if the fathers have a criminal history. The 10-month-long investigation led to the reform of a city housing program in Vallejo designed to help parents struggling with homelessness and poverty and secure housing for their families.
“Why am I covering this? Because I never had a dad; he died when I was young. When I learned these men fought to be fathers and systems shut them out, I needed to know why. When the answers weren't enough - or we didn't get them - my producer and I spent months holding those in charge accountable,” said Nguyen. “That’s how our investigation prompted change - change that I hope will help struggling single-parent families get basic services they should’ve had access to all along.”
“Our mission with this investigation is to not only expose a broken system but to find the answers as to why this continues to happen in the Bay Area,” said Stephanie Adrouny, Vice President of News at NBC Bay Area. “We’re proud of this new digital original series from our award-winning investigative team which we hope will help improve the quality of life for people across the Bay Area.”
This is the third digital investigation released by NBC Bay Area. The first two, part one and part two of DERAILED exposed how BART, a once renowned subway system in the San Francisco Bay Area, became one of the most dangerous in the country. The investigation was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow award and an Emmy award.
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