Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight are making the difficult transition from a life controlled in every way by Ariel Castro, to one of freedom. Ed Smart is one of the few people who have any idea what this process is like. Anderson spoke with Smart about his daughter’s recovery after spending nine months in captivity. They were joined by family psychologist Rebecca Bailey, who has counseled kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard.
To help educate and empower kids, Ed Smart recommends checking out http://www.radkids.org.
Michelle Knight showed unimaginable bravery, not just speaking in court today, but sitting through Ariel Castro's entire tirade. Tonight, Ed Smart told Anderson about the moment his daughter faced her accuser in court.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
Questions or comments? Send an email
Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with