Posted: Sep 30, 2010 7:06 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, is joining a Republican colleague in a national television appearance to promote better foster care for children.
Landrieu and Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, are to appear Friday on the Dr. Phil show to discuss foster care and adoption. A news release from Landrieu's office Wednesday said the show will shed light on what life is like for children in foster care, and the issues they deal with even after they are placed in permanent homes.
Landrieu says Friday's show gives youths involved in the foster care system a chance to air their experiences and suggest ways to improve the system.