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�From CBS Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 -- On Thursday, Feb. 3, CBS's top-rated drama WITHOUT A TRACE (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network) starring Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano and Eric Close, will feature a storyline in which the FBI team searches for a 12-year-old autistic boy who vanishes from a Manhattan museum while on a school field trip.
In addition to being a very moving and accurate story that depicts a family with an autistic child, as well as some of the varied traits of the affected child, the actors who play the parents, Christine Tucci and Vincent Angell, are really married and are themselves the parents of a 3-year-old autistic son. According to Christine and Vincent, this is probably the most important role of their lives, considering their connection to the topic, and they applaud the writer of the episode for the accuracy of their portrayal.
Also, Christine and Vincent taped a PSA that will run at the end of the episode encouraging parents to seek out early diagnosis and intervention, directing viewers to www.autism-society.org.