FLDS: A HOUSE DIVIDED An Inside Look at Parents’ Struggles to Extract Their Children from the Grip of the Notorious Polygamist Sect Airing On “20/20 Saturday,” February 13, 10 PM ET on ABC

ByABC News
February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM

— -- “20/20” goes inside the polygamist community of the FLDS church where the iron grip of their prophet, Warren Jeffs, is beginning to crack. ABC News Anchor Dan Harris follows the stories of three parents in their quest to extract their children from what they see as a life of hardship and servitude, including one mom who is confronted in a heart-pounding stand-off by a crowd of polygamous women who believe she is evil. These faithful’s reality is dictated by Jeffs, a convicted pedophile, who is serving life in a Texas prison. Just last month, there was a federal lawsuit filed against two city governments accused of using their authority to benefit the FLDS church. Rocked by the federal investigations, defections, the FLDS community is fracturing in complex and combustible ways. FLDS: A House Divided airs on “20/20 Saturday,” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (10:00 – 11:00 pm EST) on the ABC TELEVISION NETWORK. (Update of a report which originally aired 5/8/15)

“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.