Nightly News | September 09, 2010
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor (New Orleans): New numbers are just out, showing more children are being raised by their grandparents these days. Researchers at the Pew Center analyzed Census data and found that almost three million American children were being raised by a grandparent in '08. That's up 16 percent from back in 2000 . Analysts said there are a lot of reasons for it, including single parents being financially overwhelmed in this economy, high divorce rates and long military deployments.
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor (New Orleans): Two more trends in the