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Shocker: TV to Exploit Controversial Issue!

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:50am EST

Just when it seemed like all the Elian Gonzalez madness had quieted down a bit, here comes Hollywood. It was inevitable that the saga of the Cuban kid, who was fished out of U.S. waters and soon became the focus of international debate, would have his life story made into a film. And today, the Fox Family Channel became the first to announce such plans. "The Elian Gonzalez Story," a two-hour movie, will air in September.

Less you think this docudrama exploitive, Fox Family Channel President Rich Cronin said in a statement that the movie will provide "a launching pad for family discussions ... to assist parents in helping their children understand this complicated issue."

See? Isn't that nice?

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