By IndyKids Staff

The new CBS TV program Kid Nation starts airing on September 19. Even before the series began, though, it was criticized for child abuse. For forty days CBS sent forty children, ages 8 to 15, to a deserted town in New Mexico where the kids had to live on their own, with minimal help, in front of the cameras. The kids were taken out of school, worked with producers fourteen hours a day, and some were hurt in accidents.