Frontline film on abuse of children by Roman catholic priests and employees in Alaska. In one area, nearly all boys were abused.

On at 9pm. It can be viewed online. It is carried on PBS (Public Broadcasting). 1/2 hour.


In The Silence, FRONTLINE producer Tom Curran and reporter Mark Trahant examine the legacy of abuse by a number of men who worked for the Catholic Church along Alaska's far west coast in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They would leave behind a trail of hundreds of claims of abuse, making this one of the hardest hit regions in the country.


"I was just a kid," Ben Andrews tells FRONTLINE of the years of abuse he suffered at the hands of Father George Endal and Joseph Lundowski, a layman who was training to be a deacon. "Father Endal and Joseph Lundowski, they couldn't stop molesting me once they started. It was almost an everyday thing. Father Endal kept telling me that it would make me closer to God."


Edited by pufferfish (12/19/12 02:43 AM)