Florida’s Fourth Estate: The state’s guardianship program

Oversight of program brought into question

ORLANDO, Fla. – This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, we tackle the tricky issue of Florida’s Guardianship program.

The program is built to protect vulnerable Floridians, but one case in particular has cast doubt on the oversight of these guardians.

These people control a person’s life. They have a say in bank accounts and even do not resuscitate orders. We take a deep look at the program and the Rebecca Fierle case that’s garnered so much attention.

Also, Florida day care workers sends a message to a mom. They wrote, “Mom, I need diapers,” on the child’s belly. The mother was not very happy.

An earthquake rocked the Caribbean and people in South Florida were shaken. We have reaction from someone inside a swaying building.

About the Author:

Emmy Award-winning anchor Matt Austin joined the News 6 team in June 2011 and has been the evening news co-anchor since December 2013.