We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America

Mar 13, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Debuting at SXSW, Texas journalist Roxanna Asgarian’s new book is both a deeply-reported story of a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of six children and a searing indictment of the American foster care system.

Her reporting uncovers persistent racial biases and corruption as children of color are separated from their birth parents without proper cause. In conversation with NBC’s Mike Hixenbaugh, Asgarian will detail how she broke the story of this Texas case. Book signing to follow.

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Roxanna Asgarian

The Texas Tribune

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Mike Hixenbaugh

NBC Universal

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