Monday, April 12, 2010
Matlin's TV Family
Here's some more on the family selected by Marlee Matlin's production company, Solo One, to be the subject of a new show called My Deaf Family. Leslie Firl and Bridgetta Bourne-Firl of Livermore, California have four children. Bridgetta works as the outreach department at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont and Leslie is a high school teacher. Both of the parents and two of the children are deaf and the two other children are hearing. Each is given time to explain the challenges of being in a mixed family. Matlin conducts interviews and sometimes joins in on activities. More than 90,000 people have seen the pilot episode. You can watch it here.