THE MATAS AND MELANSONS FACE A DIFFICULT DECISION WHEN THEY SEE SIMILARITIES WITHIN EACH OTHER'S FAMILIES AND MUST DECIDE TO INVEST IN THEIR OWN CHILDREN AND HOMES OR SHARE WITH THE OTHER FAMILY, ON "THE BRIEFCASE," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
"Matas/Melansons"- The Matas from Boyle Heights, Calif. and The Melansons from Huningham, Mass. face a difficult decision when they see similarities within each other's families and must decide whether to invest the money in their own children and homes or share with the other family, on THE BRIEFCASE, Wednesday, June 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Meet The Mata Family
Richard: High School Teacher
Esperanza: Special Ed Teacher
Two children, ages 19 and 16
Boyle Heights, Calif.
The Matas are extremely passionate about their Mexican heritage, and they all perform together in a Mariachi band on the weekends. In addition to playing, they run a Mariachi conservatory to teach youth the art in hopes of keeping them off the streets of Los Angeles. Their value of education has driven them into large debt with student loans, and as teachers they often find themselves spending their own money on supplies.
Meet The Melanson Family
Cara: Stay-at-Home Mom
Four children, ages 14, 11, 9 and 7
Living on one income with four children is a challenge financially for Mark and Cara, but over the past six years, they've managed to foster multiple children. Their eldest son started the charity "Guys Making Pies" that has raised more than $30,000, and Cara is going back to school to become a lawyer so she can help advocate for foster children.
THE BRIEFCASE is produced by 25/7 Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Dave Broome (Creator and Executive Producer, THE BIGGEST LOSER)
and Faye Stapleton are executive producers.