Dr. Drew On Call

Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

Does media ignore missing minorities?

Every day, somebody goes missing in America … and many newsworthy, intriguing stories will never make it to the mainstream media. This begs the question: Is there discrimination as to which missing person cases get covered or attract attention? HLN's Dr. Drew and his guests discussed that very issue Thursday night.

“It`s ridiculous,” criminal defense attorney Lauren Lake told Dr. Drew. “We have to admit that there is an undeniable systemic, racially biased undercurrent that is running through our media and our society at large that suggests that black, African-American victims of color, are just not as valuable, that the nation, the world, wouldn`t buy into them and support stations that run stories about them ... I can count on my one hand, Dr. Drew, how many victims of color, cases involving victims of color that I`ve covered in the last 10 years on air, and that`s a shame. “

A closer look at baby Sky's mother

Is a mother lying about her son's disappearance? Or did he really vanish when left alone in his car seat.

In December 2009, both of missing 2-year-old Sky Metalwala's parents, Julia Biryukova and Solomon Metalwala, were charged with child endangerment when they left him in an SUV for 55 minutes while they shopped at Target. Police said the car was cold. He was only two months old at the time.

Tonight's topics: Penn State, Natalie Wood, Baby Sky, Pepper-spray controversy

Was the boy known in the grand jury presentment as "victim one" in the Penn State/Sandusky scandal, forced from school due to bullying? Dr. Drew finds out.

A controversy at UC Davis has many outraged; the pepper-spraying at point-blank range of non-violent protesters. Were police out of line?

Desperate search: Jhessye Shockley's family speaks out on Dr. Drew

A little girl vanishes from her home in suburban Phoenix while her mom reportedly steps away to run an errand.

Nearly two weeks have gone by and no one has seen 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley.

Exclusive: Missing 15-year-old reunited with mom

A missing teen found in Mexico has been reunited with her mother in the United States

Alisa Wheeler, 15, went missing four months ago after getting into meth.

Why would baby Lisa's mom expect to be arrested?

Kansas City Police scour the woods, a local pond and an abandoned well, frantically searching for missing 10-month-old baby Lisa Irwin.

Lisa's mom, Deborah Bradley, says her daughter was stolen out of her crib last week.

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