Transcript for Kevin Newman Writes 'All Out' With His Son
All right, our friend Kevin Newman sat here in the '90s. In his new book, he and his son are writing about their relationship after his son came out. Juju Chang had their story. They still most warn them of their rights. Good morning, America. Reporter: On the outside Kevin Newman seemed to have it all, gleaming career, per faekt family. But inside, the former "Good morning America" was struggling. What prevents some dads from having that kind of conversation is this idea of being a hero to their kids. We're uncertain but when they hit that in their lives, they know it's not just them. Reporter: In chasing success, Newman said he neglected the people who needed him the most, particularly son Alex, who at 17 came out about being gay. He was having a midlife crisis and he -- I was struggling with my identity in American television. Alex was starting to struggle with his own identity as a teenager. Reporter: In new book, all out, they chronicles their journey of acceptance of one another but also themselves. Your parents accepted you, even you talk about feelings of suicidal. I was nervous, I didn't know what my father would do. I had moments of proof while I was growing up that he disapproved of the lifestyle. For me, it was realizing over time that I was homophobic and I that I could always accept my son. But I didn't always accept his friends and social settings. And that to me as a liberal-minded intellectual semismart man was disturbing and disappointing. It's a very dangerous transition, fraught with anger, confusion, but most of all, the fear of rejection. Reporter: It took reporting on another family's gay son for a Canadian documentary for Newman to understand his own son. An evolution perfectly captured by this spontaneous photo. That met everything, ten years of wondering was over. I have a dream as a father out there that is frightened by their child's sexuality, they want to love their child. They're confused. They're uncertain and insecure. I hope that this book in that man's hands allows him to feel safe to open the conversation with their child. For "Good morning America," juju Chang, ABC news, Toronto, Canada. Really brave. Great to see Kevin again and Alex looks just like his dad. When we come back here get
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