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How to Watch ‘Children of the Underground’ Faye Yager Documentary Online

FX “CHILDREN OF THE UNDERGROUND” -- Pictured: Faye Yager.

The latest pulse-pounding docuseries coming to TV is “Children of the Underground,” premiering on Friday, August 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “Children of the Underground” streaming online:

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Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of FX and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle, which you can watch for free through August 20:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “Children of the Underground” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” FX is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch “Children of the Underground” live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of FX and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “Children of the Underground” live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of FX and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which doesn’t include a free trial but now also comes with access to both ESPN+ and Disney+:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch “Children of the Underground” live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which will include new episodes the day after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of FX and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo. This doesn’t include a free trial:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch “Children of the Underground” live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.


‘Children of the Underground’ Preview


Children Of The Underground | Official Teaser | FXFrom the minds behind I'll Be Gone in The Dark and Blackfish, Children of the Underground tells the true story of Faye Yager. Don't miss the series premiere this August 12 on FX. Stream on Hulu. Subscribe now for more Children of the Underground clips: bit.ly/SubscribeFX Children of the Underground tells the true story of…2022-07-20T16:59:51Z

This new docuseries chronicles the true story of “charismatic vigilante Faye Yager,” a woman who “was a guardian of children and one of America’s most wanted,” according to the FX press release.

It continues:

Faye Yager built a vast underground network that hid hundreds of mothers and children, saving them from the alleged abuse of husbands and fathers when a broken court system would not. Stepping out into the spotlight of daytime TV talk shows to raise awareness for the cause, Yager placed herself in the crosshairs of the FBI, setting off a highly publicized trial that raised the specter of a dark side to the movement. When she helped the ex-wife and children of the wealthy banker who pioneered the ATM disappear, Yager finally met her match and a loud public reckoning was at hand. Was Faye Yager actually the saint so many people made her out to be? Enter the true story of her underground and learn the tangled truth about this visionary but haunted heroine.

The Underground began as a loose-knit coalition of safe houses with volunteers across the United States and eventually evolved into an international community, helping possibly hundreds of parents and their children. She harnessed her undeniable charm and charisma to spread the gospel of the Underground to the media from 1987 through the 90s, turning herself into something of a household name.

Yager created Children of the Underground from the ashes of her own personal tragedy. In 1972, Yager caught her then-husband Roger Lee Jones molesting their daughter Michelle. He denied it and made her out to be crazy. Yager wasn’t believed by the courts and lost custody of their child.

In 1986, Jones was arrested on charges of child molestation. After a stretch on the run and ending up as the first child molester to be placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, he was convicted of child molestation and pornography. Yager was officially vindicated and her life gained a new purpose. Alongside a host of women, she became involved in grassroots activism, advocating for the awareness of child sexual abuse and inequities in the family court system. They founded the group Mothers Against Raping Children (MARC), which brought local and national attention to the issue. In 1988, Yager parted ways with the other founders of MARC and formed her own organization: Children of the Underground.

The premiere episode is titled “The Escape” and its description reads, “Motivated by her daughter’s tragedy, Faye Yager is a vigilante on a mission to protect sexually abused children when the justice system fails; Faye’s work hiding families lands her in the crosshairs of law enforcement.”

Immediately following the premiere comes episode two, titled “The Underground.” Its description reads, “As Faye’s criminal trial begins, the origin story of the Underground is told and more of Faye’s complexities are revealed; Christine, a former child of the Underground, looks back on her experience, and more details about Faye’s past come to light.”

“Children of the Underground” premieres on Friday, August 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on FX.

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