The ABC News primetime news magazine 20/20 has distinguished itself as one of the most esteemed programs in broadcast journalism. Celebrating its 36th anniversary this season, 20/20 continues to combine hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories. The program is anchored by award-winning journalists Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. For over three decades 20/20 has offered viewers reports and stories that have changes lives.
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Episode 60 30x60
A profile of Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee includes parts of her interview with Charles Gibson. Also, a panel discussion of the presidential race with George Stephanopolous serving as moderator.
They're Not Like Us: Privileged in America 30x59
An examination of those who are privileged or receive perquisites.
Season 30, Episode 58 30x58
A report on three shootings which occurred at a shopping mall in Boca Raton, Fl. which left a child and 2 women dead. Also, a investigation into the disappearance of Caylee Anthony, a 3-year old from Orlando who has been missing since June 2008. Caylee's mom is the prime suspect and has been arrested and released twice so far.
Episode 57 30x57
Episode 56 30x56
Episode 55 30x55
A behind the scenes look at a tour with the Jonas Brothers, including a discussion about their music and personal lives. Barbara interviews the first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy concerning her career in music, romantic life and marriage to the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.
Episode 54 30x54
An inside look concerning the case of a Florida State student who died while working undercover for the Tallahassee police during a drug sting in May 2008. Then, a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary preserve in Tennessee and South Africa's Kruger National Park to measure the effects that living in captivity has on elephants. Lastly, an assessment of the allegation of age discrimination within the workplace.
Sex in America 30x53
A survey of sex habits in America, touching on such subjects as the attitudes of sex in the media and the culture at large, infidelity, polygamy, and laws concerning sexual activity. Also a look at the negative consequences of child predator laws and their effect on some youthful offenders. And an examination of double standards which concern boys and girls when it comes to sex and what age consent should be.
Episode 52 30x52
A report of a New Hampshire traffic stop which ends in the deaths of two people, one was a murder. Then, a Florida woman was caught on tape spraying her daughter with a water hose at a car wash. Next, an bus driver in Arizona was caught having an argument with a 15 year old student. Also, an examination of the benefits gained by wearing FitFlop sandals. Lastly, a report on a controversial police stop in which a motorist was ticketed for failing to stop at a traffic sign in Warren, MI.
Summer: Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity 30x51
An exploration of summertime myths, including gas gadgets intended to save a consumer money on gasoline, running on empty: the myth that when the gas gauge says empty that there is still miles worth of driving left inside, airline tickets: are coach tickets always cheaper than first class? Weather forecasting: how accurate are the forecasters? Lightning: can a lightning strike down an airplane? Swimming: must you really wait an hour after eating before swimming? Sunscreen: does a high SPF give you full protection from the sun? Vitamins: do healthy people really take them daily?
Episode 50 30x50
Among the topics are a school bus altercation, and the benefits that can be obtained by wearing FitFlop sandals as you walk.
Episode 49 30x49
A focus on the Indian girl who was born with eight limbs in 2005, and her subsequent surgery in a Bangalore hospital in 2007. Also, two father team up to investigate the disappearance of their daughters, which caused the FBI to open a case.
Episode 48 30x48
A discussion with a Tennessee woman who was believed to be the target of a would be murder and with one of the accused plotters, her own daughter. A North Carolina man discuses the murder he committed of his twin 5 year old daughters, as his wife explains the role his mental illness played in the case. Also, an interview with Yasrayl (Buffalo Bill) Hawkins, leader of the House of Yahweh in Abiline, TX. who has been charged with promoting bigamy.
Episode 47 30x47
A look at youngsters who had sexual harassment charges levied against them back on October 2007. Includes the cases of two Oregon boys, ages 12 and 13, who were jailed for six days following a school incident.
The Secrets and Power of Forgiveness 30x46
Included is Dewayne McKinney who served 20 years for a murder he never committed, and since his release in 2000 has forgiven the DA who prosecuted him. Next is Patty Porter, who has found forgiveness for the man who killed his pregnant daughter. Also, a 2007 report of a man who forgave the man who molested him as a child.
Episode 45 30x45
An inside look at off duty police officers who cross the line, as reported by Jim Avila.
Episode 44 30x44
Diane Sawyer interviews a woman who remembers everything she's ever learned.
Episode 43 30x43
An update on a 3 year old British girl who disappeared while on a vacation with her parents in Portugal, May 3, 2007.
Secrets of the Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo's Mystery 30x42
An investigation on whether Michaelangelo inserted coded messages into the figures depicted in the biblical scenes on the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, painted between 1508 and 1512. Includes interviews with Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner, authors of The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican, and Arnold Nesselrath, a curator at the Vatican Museums.
Episode 41 30x41
Another episode of "What would you do?" scenarios in which people are put in the following situations behind a hidden camera: Seeing a lost child on the street; seeing a pubic display of gay couples; facing an awful singer, would you tell them the truth?; A young waiter becomes flirtatious with the mate of an older couple.
Your Weather: Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity 30x40
A look at what are really facts and which are myths regarding weather forecasts. Includes what you should do during a tornado or lightning strike. Also, whether daylight savings time really has saved any energy, plus, driving tips for severe weather. Also, a look at folklore surrounding animal actions for forecasting weather, and a inside look at advances being made in the forecasting of weather.
Consumer Advice 30x39
A look at advertising gimmicks that sound "too good to be true." Learn what ever consumer should know when it comes to popular products and services we hear about on TV, complete with hidden camera footage.
Teenage Tragedy 30x38
A look at an August 2006 misunderstanding between a white and a black student, which lead to the shooting of the white teen. The black teens father was charged in the killing. Also, a look at the rights between smokers and non-smokers.
Hollywood High 30x37
A look at why some celebrities in Hollywood fall into the trap of drugs and alcohol, while others do not. Includes a feature on the Baldwin brothers and Kelly and Jack Osbourne.
Medical Mysteries 30x36
Strange medical conditions, such as being unable to stop pulling your hair out and living without limbs, believing one is gay as a youth and a pregnant man is examined in this episode.
Prostitution in America - Working Girls Speak Pt.2 30x35
The conclusion of the investigation of the prostitution practices inside the US, including legal brothels of Nevada, high end call girls in Manhattan and the street walkers of Philadelphia.
Prostitution in America - Working Girls Speak Pt.1 30x34
A close look at the US prostitution practices, including legal brothels of Nevada, high end call girls in Manhattan and the street walkers of Philadelphia.
Age of Consent 30x33
An examination of the negative consequences of the child-predator laws and how they have effected some youthful offenders. Also, a look into the allegations of a double standard when the sex case involves a boy instead of a girl, and a discussion on when the proper age of consent should be.
Medical Mysteries 30x32
Several unusual medical conditions are examined, including people with no fingerprints, those who pull out their own hair, having oversensitive hearing, and those who become suddenly mute.
Episode 31 30x31
The Royal Family 30x30
Barbara Walters gives a special report on a year in the lives of the British royal family, filmed with their cooperation.
Vanished Overseas 30x29
A look at what families go through when a loved one dies in a foreign country while on a vacation. The cases involve two British women, Lucie Blackman, and seven years later, Lindsay Hawker, both found murdered in Japan. The families are discouraged for answers due to a language barrier and very little evidence. But, a death of an Australian woman, Carita Ridgway, who died years earlier may be connected.
Mother's Letter From the Grave 30x28
An investigation of the mysterious death of Julie Jensen, a wife and loving mother of two young boys. Was her death a suicide, or did her husband have a hand in this? Originally thought of as a suicide due to her depression and with little evidence to go on, the case turned around when a letter was found in Julie's handwriting describing a possible threat by her husband to kill her.
What Would You Do? 30x27
With the help of hidden cameras, 20/20 investigates how people react to certain situations. Among these includes seeing people vandalizing a car (including a change in the racial makeup of the gangs), seeing a friend of the family dining with another woman, and spying a pickpocket in a bar.
Episode 26 30x26
An update of the 2007 Primetime profile of actor Daniel Baldwin and the addictions of the Osbourne family members are examined in this weeks look at drugs in Hollywood.
Episode 25 30x25
A look at the December 2007 small-plane crash in Panama which Francesca Lewis, a 12-year-old from California. Also, a look at the traveling museums use of plasticized corpses in the exhibits.
Episode 24 30x24
An interview with Francesca Lewis, a 12 year old girl who survived a plane crash in Panama, December of 2007. She was traveling with a friend and her friend's father, Michael Klein, the hedge-fund manager, all who died in the crash. Also, a story of the birth of a child by a 2'9" woman in Washington state. Plus, a custody battle of a child born to a Chines woman who lived in the US and the couple in Tennessee who raised her.
The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway 30x23
An update on the case of an Alabama teen, Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in Aruba during a high school graduation trip in May 2005. New evidence from a Dutch journalist has caused Aruban authorities to reopen the case.
Episode 22 30x22
A look at the case of Amanda Knox, a Seattle college student who is suspected as killing her British roommate while on a study program in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007. Includes an interview with Knox's parents, Curt Knox and Edda Mellas, and her sister Deanna. Also interviewed is New York City defense lawyer Joe Tacopina.
Episode 21 30x21
A look at anger finds John Stossel exploring myths and facts, along with family anger and the use of anger in comedians acts. Also, a link between anger and narcissism among the rich and famous. Plus, a look at the upcoming National Geographic Channel documentary "I Came Back From the Dead."
Episode 20 30x20
Dr. Timothy Johnson visits the Renfrew Center Rehabilitation treatment facility where he examines the eating disorders of middle aged women. Also, Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, the mayor of the eastern Oregon town of Arlington who posted pictures of herself on MySpace wearing only underwear, along with a report on airport safety and the cost of staying at a resort.
Episode 19 30x19
A report on happiness and the pursuit of it explores such questions as whether money can buy it (timber heir Thayer Cheatham Willis, author of "Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth," is a skeptic), and whether marriage and children can make people happy. The science behind happiness is also explored, and experts of various stripes offer tips on how to find it. Interviewees include Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert, the author of "Stumbling on Happiness."
Episode 18 30x18
Brian Ross reports on "dirty tricks" in the 2008 presidential race. Also: profiles of British model Sasha Gardner, who was born with only one ear; skier, photographer and skateboarder Kevin Connelly, who was born without legs; and Lee Thomas, a black TV journalist whose skin is turning white.
Episode 17 30x17
A report on the acquittal of juvenile boot camp guards charged with manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old black youth in Panama City, Fla.; a profile of William Sledd, whose "Ask a Gay Man" videos are featured on YouTube; a segment on Hollywood paparazzi, featuring an interview with Us Weekly editor Janice Min. Also: John Stossel reviews 2007's most popular videos; and Bob Brown looks at the year's "iconic images."
The Greatest Gift 30x16
A Long Island family whose young daughter was born with a rare bone-marrow disease is profiled. Her only hope for long-term survival was a transplant from a sibling who's a perfect match. Unfortunately, her brother wasn't. Other reports spotlight an Arizona man who lost 400 pounds with the help of a trainer; and a Kentucky woman who has undergone some 200 surgeries in 35 years, as a result of injuries she suffered in a freak auto accident when she was 4.
Travel: Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity 30x15
A survey of holiday-travel concerns includes reports on airline safety, ticket pricing, on-time performance and lost luggage; medical care on cruise ships; hotel charges; online hotel reviews; and the accuracy of an automobile's gas-tank gauge. Also: a report on Britney Spears' relationship with the paparazzi; a Brian Ross interview with a Houston woman who alleges she was raped by Haliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and that her former employer and the U.S. government have covered it up.
Mean in America 30x14
A look at ethics in the age of the Internet. Included: parents outraged by online photos of the car accident that killed their daughter; a MySpace hoax that led to a 13-year-old's suicide; a Texas woman who fled manslaughter and drunken-driving charges and is allegedly living as a fugitive in Peru.
Episode 13 30x13
A Brian Ross investigation of drug abuse among military personnel in Iraq; a profile of British photographer Alison Jackson, who stages photos of celebrity look-alikes, often in compromising or embarrassing situations; an interview with a French teenager who was sodomized while vacationing in Dubai in July 2007. Also: Jon Bauman of Sha Na Na and Charlie Thomas of the Drifters on disputes between original members of 1950s doo-wop groups and groups currently performing under their names.
Episode 12 30x12
Spotlighting Guinness world-record holders. Included: Leonid Stadnik, the 8' 5" Ukrainian who currently holds the title of World's Tallest Man. Also: a North Carolina woman with a 15-inch waist (corseted); a Utah woman whose fingernails measure nearly 25 feet in length; a Texas man who sat in a tub with 87 rattlesnakes; and Ashrita Furman of Queens, N.Y., whose numerous world records resulted from such stunts as somersaulting 12 miles and playing 434 games of hopscotch in 24 hours.
Episode 11 30x11
Profiles of successful people explore how they did it. Among them: Drew Carey; Ephren Taylor, the youngest black CEO of a publicly traded company; Spanx founder Sara Blakely; author-entrepreneur Ben Casnocha (“My Start-Up Life”); MyYearbook.com cofounder Catherine Cook; snowboard manufacturer Jake Burton; Tom Szaky, who founded a company that manufactures products from waste items; and timber and real-estate baron Tim Blixseth. Also interviewed: author Robert Frank (“Richistan”).
Episode 10 30x10
Diane Sawyer explores childhood poverty in the U.S., with updates on case studies from a January 2007 in Camden N.J. Also: interviews with “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers Derek and Julianne Hough, and British photographer Alison Jackson, a specialist in photos of celebrity look-alikes in compromising positions.
Episode 9 30x09
Terri Irwin, the widow of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, is interviewed by Barbara Walters. Also: an interview with California computer programmer Hans Reiser, who was arrested on suspicion of murder in the 2006 disappearance of his estranged wife, Nina.
California Burning 30x08
Episode 7 30x07
An interview with Lance Bass; a report on an Oklahoma woman who woke up from a coma after she was taken off life support; a profile of DeWayne McKinney, a one-time California gang member who was exonerated for a murder he didn't commit after spending almost 20 years in prison. Also: John Stossel on global warming; Chris Connelly on Hollywood comebacks.
How Young is Too Young? 30x06
A report on youthful accomplishment profiles Hannah Montana co-star Emily Osment; a 13 year-old North Carolina race car driver Lizzy Smith; 10 year-old Mexican bullfighter Rafita Maribel; and preachers Samuel Boutwell and Terry Durham, who are 7 & 9 respectively. Also interviewed: Todd Kellstein, whose documentary "Raised in the Ring" explores prizefighting by kids (including girls) in Thailand; and Lisa Blair Hathaway, whose 7 year old daughter died in 1996 while piloting an airplane.
Episode 5 30x05
An Erie, Pa., woman's reunion with her biological parents, who were teenagers when they put her up for adoption in 1981; a Knoxville, Tenn., woman who shot and killed a man she believed had raped her daughter; two 13-year-old Oregon boys charged with sex abuse for spanking girls at school. Also: an update on a story about a man posing as a police officer who made sexually inappropriate demands on workers at a Louisville fast-food restaurant.
Episode 4 30x04
Jenna Bush is interviewed by Diane Sawyer. Topics include Bush's life as a “first daughter,” her engagement to former White House aide Henry Hager, her work with UNICEF, and her book, “Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope.”
Episode 3 30x03
An hour devoted to buying, selling and renovating homes. Included: tips on selling houses in a buyer's market; reports following people as they attempt to sell their houses; and a contractor who reacts to customer complaints. Also: Canadian contractor Mike Holmes, host of the Discovery Home Channel's “Holmes on Homes,” offers advice on choosing a contractor and dealing with problems that can arise during renovations.
The Toughest Call 30x02
Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus on the pressures of show-business fame for a teenager; businessman Mike May, who was blinded at age 3 and regained his sight in his 40s, on the sometimes surprising effects of being able to see again. Also: difficult decisions loom after a motorcycle accident and a rape.
Whose Body is It Anyway?! Health Care in America 30x01
A John Stossel report on health care weighs the pros and cons of the U.S. system and others around the world, and looks at U.S. innovations. Included: a segment on health care in Cuba, featuring filmmaker Michael Moore, Miami-based Cuban activist Jose Carro and George Utset, who runs an anti-Castro Web site. Also: Harvard Business School professor Regina Herzlinger; and Canadian physician David Gratzer, author of “The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care.”