A source told Us Weekly, "He thinks it is a really bad idea for his kids. Jon feels he has his kids' best interest at heart."
Jon is against his kids being on TV. He believes that their reality shows, "Jon and Kate Plus 8" followed by "Kate Plus 8," is the reason why his kids are messed up. In January, he told Wendy Williams that he would fight it. "I don't need the money, I'll just go to work. Because I fought so hard to get my kids off of television."
However, according to an article by Radar Online, Jon gave up his rights on whether or not his kids appear on TV. A source said, “Despite what he’s saying in interviews, Jon chose to waive his rights in whether the children can film or not and in return, he doesn’t have to pay child support.”
The source said that Mady and Cara know about the child support agreement and they are hurt that their dad did things this way. They feel like he literally sold them.
Kate did two talk shows with her two oldest kids, Mady and Cara. When they appeared on the “Today” show, neither one spoke. would say much. It was easy to tell that Kate was getting angry at their silence. When they appeared on “The View,” the two girls did much better at answering questions, but still, it wasn't the smoothest of interviews.
When Us asked Kate about Jon’s thoughts on the TV special, she said that it didn't bother her too much what his thoughts were on the matter. "Certainly in my case -- and even if it wasn't the case -- I fought for every day of all eight of my preemies' lives and so certainly once they're born I'm staying that course. We weather that and deal with that as we need to. I try to look at positives in every negative, and the positive there is just life skills . . . that we've learned to deal with different personalities."