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Based on the fantasy novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire," Game of Thrones explores the story of an epic battle among seven kingdoms and two ruling families in the only game that matters - the Game of ...
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The Big Bang Theory is a new comedy that shows what happens when two hyperintelligent scientists meet a beautiful woman - and realize they know next to nothing about life outside of the lab.
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Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
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Based on the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this updated version of the Sherlock Holmes stories is modern, edgy, and dangerous. Set in present day London, Holmes is as brilliant and arrogant as ever. ...
Homeland Running [
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Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody returns home eight years, after going missing in Iraq. Carrie Mathison, a driven CIA officer, suspects he might be plotting an attack on America.
Arrow Running [
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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling ...
Family Guy Running [
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Sick, twisted, politcially incorrect and freakin' sweet, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Peter and Lois have three kids - the youngest is a brilliant, sadistic baby bent ...
Greys Anatomy Running [
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Meet Meredith Grey. She's a woman trying to lead a real life while doing a job that makes having a real life impossible.
Meredith is a first year surgical intern at Seattle Grace Hospital, the toughest ...
South Park Running [
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South Park is an animated series featuring four boys who live in the Colorado town of South Park, which is beset by frequent odd occurrences.
Supernatural Running [
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Running [
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After the events that took place in THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. where he puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to ...
The Simpsons Running [
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. ...
Doctor Who Running [
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Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. Doctor Who is about ideas. It pioneered sophisticated mixed-level storytelling. Its format ...
American Dad! Running [
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The animated story of Stan Smith, who works for the CIA and is constantly on the alert for terrorist activity. Stan will go to extremes to protect his beloved America from harm – as evidenced by the ...
American Horror Story Running [
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The series centers on the Harmon family: Ben, Vivien and their daughter Violet, who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien has a miscarriage and Ben has an affair. They move into a restored mansion, ...
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Francis Underwood is Majority Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become President.
The Flash (2014) Running [
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A TV show centered around scientist Barry Allen, who suffers a freak accident that turns him into a superhero with the power of incredible speed.
Vikings Running [
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Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. ...
Top Gear Running  - usually airs on Sunday on BBC Two
Top Gear is a BAFTA and Emmy award winning British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars. It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring magazine show. Over time, and especially since a relaunch ...
Parents fear for young daughter's safety as her behavior changes dramatically; Rare disorder may explain 11-year-old's sudden odd tics and moodiness; Why is PANDAS so controversial? Medical professionals are divided.
Adults abandoned at birth turn to genetic genealogy to find biological family; Adults abandoned at birth meet biological family members for the first time; Woman meets biological sister for first time, finds another long-lost sibling.
‘East Area Rapist' terror grips Sacramento as number of victims rises; Authorities say at least 12 killed by 'Golden State Killer' across California; 'Golden State Killer's' spree allegedly began when he was a cop.
A convict's mother is interviewed about the great lengths she's gone to in order to prove her son is not guilty of murdering a college student in 2003. Included: details on an overturned conviction and a new confession in the case.
ABC News' Amy Robach sits down for the first interview with Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn, who describe the anguish they felt after authorities at the time dismissed Denise's kidnapping as a hoax, causing the case to be known as the 'Gone Girl' kidnapping after the fictional book and film. Denise recounts her nightmare revealing new details about her harrowing hours in captivity and opens up about confronting her kidnapper, Matt Muller, in court. The couple discusses the damage the ordeal has had on their careers and personal lives, and what the future holds now that the truth has been revealed. The interview comes just days after Denise and Aaron reached a tentative settlement of $2.5 million with the city of Vallejo in their civil lawsuit for defamation and infliction of emotional distress.
The unsolved disappearance of a 5-month-old infant in 1997 is reexamined after two women contacted the baby's mother online, believing they may be her missing child. Included: a look at indictments that were made against the parents and then dropped.
Investigating a little-known study headed by psychiatrist Dr. Viola Bernard that saw several sets of twins and triplets separated as infants, adopted out to different parents and monitored to study the effects of nature versus nurture.
As ABC's hit show 'Roseanne' gears up to return to television this spring, the entire cast reveals behind-the-scenes moments, memories, and what to expect from the revival of one of TV's most iconic sitcoms in a special edition of '20/20.' Returning actors Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman and Sarah Chalke discuss the show's legacy and share what life was like starring on the No. 1 show.
Prominent Virginia couple found brutally murdered in their home; Detectives question daughter of couple found murdered and her boyfriend; Boyfriend, girlfriend travel to Europe during murder investigation.
Slender Man stabbing: Parents recall what happened that morning; 12-year-old survives being stabbed 19 times by her friends; What is Slender Man, the figure that motivated two girls to stab their friend.
Mom says daughter suffered from illnesses and needed wheelchair, feeding tube; Gypsy Blanchard on what happened the night mom was stabbed to death; Man says he feels ex-girlfriend used him to kill her mom.
The only thing more amazing than the lives they save are their own life stories. '20/20' Anchor Elizabeth Vargas sits down with doctors who have disabilities, are inspired by tragedy and practice improvised medicine, as they share their inspiring stories of resilience and survival. The special also goes behind-the-scenes on the set of 'The Good Doctor' and interviews actor Freddie Highmore who stars in the show as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome. Highmore discusses how he prepared for playing the role of a doctor with autism and how the public has responded to his role.
The special will include insider details on classic holiday films including a casting decision, Jim Carrey's torture-surviving technique training during 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'; and a visit to a Vancouver psychiatric hospital, the stand-in for Gimbal's toy department in 'Elf.' The hour will consider the question of whether favorites such as 'Trading Places' and 'Die Hard' qualify as Christmas movies; and talk to a spokesperson from Rotten Tomatoes to discuss what it takes to qualify as a Christmas classic. The history of small-screen favorites such as 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' will be featured, as well as interviews with the voice-over artists behind these favorite animated characters, and the owner of the fully restored Santa and Rudolph puppets.
An investigation into the unanswered questions still remaining about the Las Vegas mass shooting; interviews with friends, neighbors, and a girlfriend of Paddock's; survivors and those coping with their new lives.
Brother recalls the last day he saw his sister Holly Bobo alive; Missing nursing student Holly Bobo's remains are found by ginseng hunters; Jury returns with verdict in man's trial for Holly Bobo's murder.
Archival footage and new interviews provide a look at the arrest and conviction of Scott Peterson in the murders of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, even as Peterson awaits answers to an appeal and a legal petition from death row.
A freshman at Northern Arizona University who shot four fraternity brothers outside of a party -- killing one -- claims self-defense, leaving the local community divided; interviews with the survivors and the parents of the young man who died.
Footage of U.S. border officers accused of encouraging a 16-year-old to drink a dangerous liquid to prove he's not a smuggler; cases of border agents and officers being accused of abusing those crossing the border.
An international investigation into Otto Warmbier's 17-month imprisonment in North Korea, and his death, which occurred less than a week after he was brought back to the United States in a state of unresponsive wakefulness.
A Tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student causes a 38-day manhunt that ends with the two being found in northern California; interviews with people close to the case.
What happened before woman was stranded in desert near Grand Canyon; Stranded student near Grand Canyon builds fire, sign to signal for help; Student stranded near Grand Canyon reunites with her rescuers
20/20 Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir Airs Two Special Hours Thursday and Friday, Featuring a Preview of the Inauguration, Exclusive Interviews With Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric and Lara Trump, and Live Coverage From Inaugural Balls.
Profiles of working individuals and families across America who are struggling to stay in the middle class; issues of dwindling job opportunities, income inequality and community solutions are explored.
Entertainers and legends who passed away in 2016 are profiled, including Prince, Muhammad Ali, Florence Henderson, Fidel Castro, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, Pat Summitt, Arnold Palmer, Craig Sager, Gene Wilder, Doris Roberts and others.
The incredible story of Owen Suskind, a young man with autism featured in the recent documentary 'Life, Animated.' In 1994, when Owen was almost three years old he started to withdraw and eventually stopped speaking. At the time, not much was commonly known about autism, and Owen's parents, Ron and Cornelia, took him to a specialist who diagnosed him.
Kiefer Sutherland on Starring in ABC's Hit Show 'Designated Survivor'; The Top Secret Bunkers the Government Doesn't Want You to Know About; How Poland Coped When Most of Government Was Killed in Plane Crash
Journalist Gretchen Carlson speaks out about the sexual harassment she's experienced throughout her life; a former Wall Street trader talks about the sexist atmosphere he observed at work; lengths people will go to to prove harassment claims.
U.S. authorities scrutinize a supposed miracle cure for autism that a fringe church is promoting; employees faking injuries to receive disability; an American woman convinces people she is a descendent of French nobility.
Christopher Waide is convicted of the 2014 murder of 19-year-old Lea Porter and is sentenced to 48 years in prison; the report includes never-before-seen police interrogation videos, surveillance videos and crime scene photos.
After two trials, Kimberly Long was convicted of brutally murdering her boyfriend, Ozzy Conde, has spent seven years in prison, and, with the help of The California Innocence Project, she now has a new shot at justice. With her conviction overturned and the possibility of a third trial, 20/20 investigates whether she really committed this violent crime as the prosecution alleges. ABC News Correspondent Matt Gutman sat down with Kimberly as she tells her side of the story.
After being indicted for second degree murder by a grand jury, Nick Hillary, a black man accused of killing 12-year-old Garrett Phillips, faces trial in an all white town. Garret's mother, Tandy Cyrus, reflects on the emotional aftermath of losing her son.
Diane Sawyer sits down with Elizabeth Vargas to discuss Vargas's secret struggle with alcohol and anxiety as revealed in her book 'Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction''; anxiety and alcohol abuse among Americans is examined.
Orlando Nightclub Massacre: A Timeline of What Happened; Orlando Nightclub Massacre: A Violent Attack on Prideful Community; Orlando Massacre Suspect's Father: 'I'm Really Saddened and I'm Really Surprised'.
Fourteen-and-a-half years ago Michele Harris, a mother of four young children, disappeared without a trace from her luxurious home in upstate New York. Her abandoned minivan found at the bottom of her driveway on the family's expansive estate led many to believe.
With allegations of sexual misconduct spanning five decades from more than 50 women, it was only this past week that a Pennsylvania judge ruled that there is enough evidence to try Bill Cosby on criminal charges. Elizabeth Vargas brings the latest news in 'Cosby on Trial' - a legal battleground that now includes both civil and criminal actions across several jurisdictions - including Cosby's new defamation counterclaims against some of his accusers.
Jannie Ligons, a director of a daycare center in Oklahoma City, will never forget the night in 2014 when then-Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw pulled her over. Ligons' story of what happened during the traffic stop is exactly the same as the way Holtzclaw tells it, that is until, she says, Holtzclaw forced her to expose herself under the guise of searching Ligons, a 58-year-old mother of four and grandmother of 12, for a concealed weapon. Ligons is African-American, and Holtzclaw is half-white, half-Japanese.
What happened to Kelsie Schelling? Twenty-one year old Kelsie mysteriously vanished into thin air in Pueblo, Colorado, over three years ago. The family says surveillance video, text messages and other evidence point to her boyfriend's involvement, yet, to their outrage, police have not yet classified the case as a homicide and have not charged him with a crime. But then a series of Facebook messages to Kelsie's mother raise new theories – is the missing girl's disappearance prompting someone to attempt extortion? '20/20' investigates and confronts those behind the mysterious plot and uncovers developments about what really happened to Kelsie.
Could someone ever forgive a mom who would abandon not one but three newborn babies within blocks of each other over a five-year period? It is an incredible mystery that is solved right before viewers' eyes, as '20/20' teams up with renowned DNA detective and genetic genealogist CeCe Moore. Janet Barnicoat, one of those three baby foundlings, started her search as many do, with a Facebook post begging for clues about her biological family. The post went viral. After hearing about her story, Moore volunteered to help her on her search. What followed is a bewildering and shocking story, as Barnicot discovers she is one of three siblings abandoned by the same mother. But once the three are reunited, they go on a quest to find that mystery mom responsible for the unthinkable. It all culminates in a dramatic family confrontation and a series of startling confessions. Even Moore, with her 16 years of experience, had never seen a story like this one – telling Elizabeth Vargas, 'It just blew my mind.'
Ron Miscavige, father of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, speaks exclusively to ABC News Anchor Dan Harris about his son's journey within Scientology starting when the family joined in 1970, and then his ultimate rise to current leader of the Church. It is a rare look inside Scientology told by someone who lived it for more than 40 years, 27 of them working for the Church's Sea Organization. Ron Miscavige's experience with and ultimate break from Scientology in 2012 is recounted in his new revealing memoir, 'RUTHLESS: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.'
'20/20' will report on the incredible life and untimely death of music legend Prince. The hour will be anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and will feature reporting from Vargas, Dan Harris from Prince's home in Minneapolis, Chris Connelly in Los Angeles, and Deborah Roberts in New York.
What would drive a church-going Springfield, Missouri, woman and her daughter to fatally poison two family members with anti-freeze, and attempt to kill a third over a 14-month period? Diane Staudte and daughter Rachel both confessed to the murders of Diane's husband, Mark, and her son, Shaun, and attempting to kill her daughter Sarah, and are both serving life terms in prison. '20/20' takes viewers inside the case, revealing new details of the heinous murder plot. ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts sits down with Sarah Staudte, the surviving victim, who describes how she discovered that her mother wanted her dead. The hour also features interrogation tapes of Diane and Rachel Staudte describing, in their own words, how and why they did it, as well as interviews with detectives, prosecutors, and friends and family members of the victims.
It was a bitter cold evening in April 2013 when sisters Samantha and Gianna Rucki ran away from their Lakeville, Minnesota, home. They left without their shoes or coats and disappeared into the night. But oddly, there was no manhunt to find them, no Amber Alert was issued and there were no police press conferences to provide updates after they went missing. The girls were found almost three years later, alive, healthy and living at a therapeutic horse farm less than three hours away from their family home. Now their mother, who denies having any involvement in their disappearance, is facing felony charges, and the circumstances of how and why these two teen girls vanished is a mystery beginning to unfold.
Tucked away in Manhattan's Lower East Side, a family with seven children lived together in a small apartment for more than a decade, but almost no one knew they existed. The children - one daughter and six sons - were raised in four small rooms, homeschooled by their mother and trapped by their father, who allowed them to leave the apartment they shared only for rare, closely supervised outings. Until one day in January 2010, when one son, Mukunda, a middle child who was 15 at the time, found the courage to break free. The story of the Angulo family was revealed through the award-winning documentary 'The Wolfpack,' focusing on the six brothers - Bhagavan, Govinda, Narayana, Mukunda, Krisna (now Glenn) and Jagadesh (now Eddie) - then ages 11 to 18, and their unusual upbringing, along with their passion for movies, so intense that they copied down entire scripts, constructed costumes and props, memorized lines and acted out entire scenes.
ABC News' anchor Diane Sawyer has the first sit down television interview with actress Kate del Castillo. Del Castillo, the woman who was at the center of the controversy with Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, discusses what happened and the danger surrounding the takedown of one of the most wanted men in the world.
People try to free their children from a polygamist sect; a mother is confronted by the sect's parishioners; how federal investigations, lawsuits and apostates of the church are fracturing the polygamous community.
After nearly 17 years, Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, speaks on television for the first time ever about the tragedy, the victims, the relationship with her son and what it was like inside their home.
A privileged teenager named Ethan Couch, who plead guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter, avoids jail time after psychologist Dick Miller claimed the young man's upbringing caused him to have 'affluenza'.
Angelika Graswald, accused of killing her fiance during a kayak trip on the Hudson River, discusses the case while behind bars; the 911 call and interrogation video; interviews with two of Graswald's friends; legal roundtable and a kayak expert.
Actress Leah Remini reveals in an exclusive interview with ABC News '20/20' how Tom Cruise was one of the factors that led her to break from the Church of Scientology. 'Being critical of Tom Cruise is being critical of Scientology itself… you are evil,' Remini told ABC's Dan Harris in a new promotional clip from the interview. Remini, 45, describes how she and her family joined the Church when she was a young girl, built a successful acting career in Hollywood while being a diligent Scientologist, and how she eventually decided to sever ties with the Church.
'As time goes on, you start to lose touch with the real world. The mindset becomes ‘Us against them,'' Remini said. 'The decision to leave is you are giving up everything you have ever known and everything you have worked for your whole life.' The actress also details her 30-year association with the Church in her new memoir, 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.' 'I feel that people need to understand this has been my whole life,' Remini said 'I want them to understand how it happens.'
The so-called 'affluenza' case of a Texas teenager who caused a fatal car accident that killed four people and severely wounded another made national headlines in 2013 when 16-year-old Ethan Couch's defense team used an unusual argument during the trial. During Couch's sentencing, a psychologist hired by the defense testified that the teen was a product of 'affluenza' -- a term used to describe Couch's irresponsible lifestyle associated with his affluent upbringing -- and that irresponsible parenting had 'strongly enabled' the accident, despite the fact that Couch had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit on the night of the crash.
Just one week after police tracked down country star Mindy McCready, accused of kidnapping her five-year-old son, Zander, the country music star tells her side of the story exclusively to ABC News. On November 29, McCready, who does not have custody of her son, took him and fled to Arkansas during a visit with him. For the first time, McCready will reveal why she felt her son was in danger and the reasons behind the extraordinary lengths she took to keep him in her custody. She will also detail the dramatic moments when she and her son were discovered by police. The troubled star, now pregnant with twins, also explains the cryptic messages she sent early this week hinting that a judge found in her favor at a hearing in Arkansas.
How young is too young to sailor around the world on your own? Should parents just say no to kids who want to do something so dangerous? Is a 7-year-old too young to be taught to hate? Is it ok for10-year-old girls to dress in padded bras and dress sexy?
Most polygamous families don't share their lifestyle with the outside world for fear of prosecution, discrimination and being shunned by their neighbors and the community - that is, until now. For the first time, the entire Darger family of Salt Lake City welcomes 20/20 into their polygamous home, risking prosecution to make their case for the right to freely practice their religion. Joe Darger, 42, has three wives and 24 children - but his family does not fit the stereotype of polygamists who wear 19th-century clothing and cut themselves off from the 'evils' of mainstream society. They are attractive, outgoing, educated and have successfully blended into today's society, with their children going to public schools and hanging out with non-polygamous friends and families.
Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009 stunned the world. To many, the fact that his personal physician, cardiologist Conrad Murray, was right by his side - being paid $150,000 a month to watch over a sleep deprived Jackson six nights a week - was also shocking. Now a jury must decide if Murray was negligent, ultimately responsible for Jackson's death.
For the first time since Bernie Madoff was arrested almost three years ago for orchestrating the biggest ponzi scheme in American history, bilking investors of billions of dollars, a Madoff family member breaks her silence and reveals never-before-heard family secrets. In an exclusive television interview, Stephanie Madoff Mack, widow of Bernie's son, Mark Madoff, who took his own life two years to the day after his father's arrest, speaks candidly and emotionally to ABC News Anchor Chris Cuomo about marrying into one of New York's most powerful families, living through the public humiliation of Bernie Madoff's financial crimes and coping with her husband's suicide. She also reveals for the first time a letter Bernie Madoff sent to her from prison after her husband's suicide.
In February 2008, 14-year old Brandon McInerney and 15-year old Lawrence King sat a row apart in 8th grade English. Just days before Valentine's Day, Brandon brought a gun to middle school and shot and killed Larry in front of his classmates. The unanswered question remains, why?
In the final hours before the verdict in the appeal trial of Amanda Knox, the now 24-year-old American convicted in 2009 with two others of murdering her roommate, Elizabeth Vargas reports the very latest bombshells in court from Perugia, Italy. For the past week in an underground medieval courtroom, the closing arguments in Knox's appeal have been unfolding before a jury of two judges, six jurors and a worldwide audience of millions. The proceedings have been intense - the prosecution showing images of the fatal wounds to the victim, Knox's former roommate Meredith Kercher; the defense insisting that the young American is herself a victim of shoddy police work and an overzealous prosecution. As Amanda and her family wait for word that could mean freedom, or a life sentence, Vargas, who has been covering the story from the beginning, reveals never-before-seen letters from Knox to her family, new interviews and access to the investigation, and uncovers details about the prosecutor's questionable past and motives.
Everyone from stay-at-home moms to entrepreneurs, musicians and comedians are creating a new or second career and earning income by posting videos on YouTube. No longer do you need an agent or manager to launch a singing career or to publish a book. No longer do you need a company behind you to sell your ideas, products or how-to knowledge. Six years ago YouTube.com launched on the web and revolutionized video sharing. What began as a simple idea -- allowing anyone to upload and view videos, for free -- quickly transformed into a platform that connected the world. Now YouTube encompasses everything from how-to videos to entertainment, self expression, business and citizen journalism.
It was like a modern-day tale of Romeo and Juliet: A 14-year-old girl and 19-year-old boy fell madly in love, despite a parent's objection. But what happened next - a series of events that resulted in the murder of one of their mothers - was far from the ending of the Shakespeare play.
It was the 'puff' seen around the world: 13 million people watched a YouTube video of two-year-old Aldi, an Indonesian boy, puffing hungrily on cigarette after cigarette with his family looking on. But while many viewed the video with amusement and perhaps some shock, 20/20 traveled to Indonesia to find that Aldi is just the tip of the iceberg, just part of a much larger story.
Was it an accident or a suicide attempt at 80 mph on a highway that shattered one life and killed two other innocent people? Justine Winter was a 16-year-old straight-A student with a bright future. But one night, while breaking up with her boyfriend, she texted him that she wanted to end her life. Just a few minutes later, her car collided with a car carrying Erin Thompson and Erin's 13-year-old son, Caden. Both were killed instantly, yet somehow Justine survived and was charged as an adult with two counts of homicide. But was it? Did she deliberately kill a mother and her son, or did something else happen that night?
There are an estimated six million hoarders in the United States - and while they suffer tremendously from the effects of this mysterious and devastating mental illness, their families also suffer along with them. In fact children of hoarders often spend a lifetime feeling ashamed, trapped and traumatized by the conditions of their home. In an eye-opening report, 20/20 looks at the children of hoarders, who come clean about the shame, resentment and lifelong secrets of growing up in such conditions.
What happens to a family when a child's birth becomes a medical mystery? Barbara Walters reports on Kaylee Halko and Lindsay Ratcliffe, two vibrant young girls who suffer from a rapid-aging disease called progeria, a fatal condition that currently affects 80 known children in the world. The disease causes children to age at 10 times the normal rate. It is incredibly rare - occurring in only one of every four to eight million births - and always fatal. On average, children die at the age of 13.
Superpowers are usually associated with action superheroes like Superman or Batman. And right now, from movies like 'Captain America' to weekly fan conventions across the country, superheroes are bigger than ever. ABC invites viewers to meet some real people with superpowers that they've developed by dedicating their lives to the basic human urge to overcome limitations, to soar by unlocking abilities hidden deep within.
Millions of viewers watched Diane Sawyer's landmark interview with Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11 on her way to school and held captive for the next 18 years, during which time she was repeatedly abused and gave birth to two daughters. Many of those viewers filled the ABC News message boards with remarks about her survival and resilience. Now Chris Cuomo takes a closer look at Dugard's healing process, which includes a special horse therapy that has been an essential part of her treatment.
For 26 years it was a secret... what happened to the missing baby of infamous murderer Diane Downs, whisked away from the hospital just after birth, never to be heard from again. And with that kind of past, what kind of the future would she have? No one knew what became of this innocent child until now. Rebecca Babcock, born of a killer, talked to 20/20 about being the seed of a monster and how that legacy has shaped her life.
From being scammed on dating sites to sites dedicated to showcasing the gruesome, 20/20 reports on the growing number of people victimized online and how cyber acts can lead to very real, life altering damage. Cuomo and a team of cyber experts break down how cyber villains operate and how people can avoid falling victim.
In the cutthroat world of beauty pageants, where competition is fierce and the hint of scandal can cost you your crown, Blair Griffith was hiding something very personal. Last October Blair was crowned Miss Colorado in the Miss USA Pageant - the next shot was at the national title. But before her bags were even packed for the competition, a knock on the door upended her life. Her family, broke, was being evicted.
It's decision time for Senator John Edwards - will he enter a plea deal or will he be indicted by the Justice Department for allegedly violating campaign law? We now know the former Presidential hopeful lied about his affair and the child he had with Rielle Hunter, but did he misuse hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover up the affair?
Private Channing Moss was on patrol in Iraq with members of his platoon from the 10th Mountain Division from Ft. Drum, NY when he was struck by an RPG that lodged in his lower abdomen -- but didn't explode. The soldiers' rulebook dictates, in this rare incident, that the wounded soldier should be moved aside and made as comfortable as possible, but that the lives of others should not be risked to save his life. A series of tough calls - all against the rules - then ensued.
The days when the infomercial was a feature of only late-night TV viewing for insomniacs are long gone. Today infomercials are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer a diversity of products for all tastes. In fact, the explosion and expansion of infomercial products has transcended TV, and these products are now on store shelves nationwide. But how often does 'too good to be true' ring true for infomercials? Who is watching - and buying -- the products that are being hawked by everyone from celebrities, fitness fanatics and other high-profile names? What's the next big thing? And what happens when you become an 'infomercial addict'?
How do you survive the emotional and physical scars of an explosive plane crash? Popular mommy-blogger Stephanie Nielson and her husband, Christian, recall in excruciating detail their story, from surviving the actual small Cesna plane crash, engulfed in flames, to their painful and long recovery, to how Stephanie overcame her depression and learned to be a mom again to children who did not recognize her.
Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, will sit down with Barbara Walters for their first major U.S. Television interview since the birth of their son, Zachary, this past Christmas. In the interview, John and Furnish will discuss why they wanted a child, how they kept the baby a huge secret until he was born, and how fatherhood has changed them both. They will also introduce Walters to Zachary, their four-and-a-half-month old son.
With home videos and rarely seen photographs from their childhoods and interviews with friends and Royal insiders, viewers are sure to learn things they never knew about the couple and their courtship.
Former Chicago Bears star player Shaun Gayle speaks for the first time about the murder of his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child, gunned down at close range in 2007 by a woman who was secretly obsessed with him.
It was a case that stumped police: who beat Inna Budnystka, a young, blond cruise line worker in a Florida hotel, snuck her out of the hotel and left her for dead in a deserted cul-de-sac? Surveillance cameras captured her entering the elevator at the Miami hotel where she'd been staying, but she was never seen leaving again. When she regained consciousness, her statements to police were contradictory and confusing.
Is a television show and its main character giving some viewers the idea to act on dark thoughts? ABC News Correspondent Jay Schadler reports on two murders which may have been inspired by the hit TV crime show 'Dexter.' Schadler travels to Rising Sun, Indiana to interview Andrew Conley, who was convicted of killing his younger brother, Conner, and to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, where Mark Twitchell is currently on trial for the murder of John Altinger. Twitchell, a filmmaker who made a short film about a fictional murder in a garage, is alleged to have returned to the garage to commit murder for real. It's alleged that his movie script may have been a template for an actual homicide.
Carmina Salcido was just three when her father, Ramon, a hard working, hard drinking vineyard employee, went on a killing spree, taking the lives of seven people, including her mother, two sisters, grandmother and two young aunts, plus a vineyard supervisor. According to the doctors who saved her life, Carmina's survival was nothing short of a miracle.
Canning questions Sheen on his controversial remarks and his public feud with the CBS comedy's creator, Chuck Lorre, which resulted in the hit show's suspension, as well as his notorious headline-making actions.
Did Michele MacNeill, a former beauty queen and mother of eight, really die of natural causes after falling unconscious in the bathtub, as her husband, Martin, suspected and police concluded? The medical examiner originally ruled death by natural causes, but is there more to this tragedy than meets the eye? Could Martin, a well-established local doctor, have been responsible, as his daughters Alexis and Rachel allege?
Lisa Nowak has been to outer space, but that's nothing compared to the trip she took from Houston to Orlando. It was a bizarre story that made national headlines: decorated astronaut and national hero Lisa Nowak drove 900 miles through five states to confront her ex's new girlfriend, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, in a deserted dark Orlando airport parking lot. Why did Nowak have a knife, bb gun, mallet, pepper spray and diapers with her? What was her plan?
They started out like any kids, full of hope and dreams - but now they're homeless and in terrible danger of slipping between the cracks. These kids are not living under a bridge, but under the radar -- part of a new under-reported type of homelessness -- surfing from couch to couch, from the beds of friends to the beds of strangers. For over a year, Chris Cuomo and his team have chronicled the terrors and triumphs of four such teenagers, all surviving largely on their own.
Who killed a popular school nurse and beloved mother of five from a picture postcard New England town on Mother's Day, 2009? Newly divorced Stacey Burns was viciously murdered in her bedroom, her body discovered by her two oldest kids. Could ex-husband and the father of her children, Ed Burns, have had a motive after going through a bitter divorce. Did her ex-boyfriend, Jim Vittum, have one after a recent break up? Or did someone else play a role in the murder? A year and a half later, New Hampshire State Police still have many questions left to be answered.
In his first interview since the tragic shootings at the Safeway in Tucson, Arizona, Capt. Mark Kelly sits down one-on-one with Diane Sawyer to offer an intimate portrait of a modern American love story, and to talk about a great national tragedy and finding the strength to heal. Their emotional conversation took place one week after the tragic shooting.
Why did high school outcast Christine Paolilla, who was transformed from an ugly duckling into 'Miss Irresistible,' turn on the very girls who made her popular? On a hot, quiet July 2003 afternoon, four recent high school graduates, including Paolilla's two best friends and the most popular girls in school, Rachael Koloroutis and Tiffany Rowell, were gunned down at Tiffany's home in a Houston, Texas suburb. Police were baffled by the murders, which were seemingly random. But as police dug deeper in an investigation that dragged on for three years, they discovered that the killer might be closer to home than anyone ever expected. Was Christine Paolilla responsible for murdering Rachael, Tiffany and two others?
Whom to believe -- mother or son? Just hours after the drowning death of seven-year-old Adrianna Hutto, her six-year-old brother, AJ, had a horrific story to tell police about their mother, Amanda Lewis. He accused his mother of dunking Adrianna, drowning her in their Florida pool. But can AJ be believed, or was he coached into telling the damaging story?
In an ABC News investigation, Brian Ross tracks down the American fugitives accused of being part of a scam that has affected thousands of senior citizens. US officials say the swindlers, based offshore, have used new technology and the good name of the Make-a-Wish Foundation to rip off millions of dollars from unsuspecting Americans.
The question of who murdered a Fayetteville, North Carolina military wife and two of her young daughters in their own home, leaving only one toddler alive, seemed to be answered with the conviction of a soldier who was a husband and a father himself. But years later that verdict was overturned and the original suspect, Tim Hennis, was acquitted. Then, after two decades of freedom, dramatic new evidence points back to Hennis. Elizabeth Vargas reports on a murder mystery that played out over 25 years... and came to a surprise ending in a North Carolina courtroom this past April.
A man who lost 400 pounds and gained a new life, a bald model who wins beauty pageants, a man with an idea that catapulted his financial worth into the stratosphere, a wife who stunned her neighbors -- and her husband -- when she fell in love with another woman.
How can a person living a life many can only dream of suddenly become a cold blooded murderer? Kelley Cannon was an attractive, well-to-do debutante who lived in a grand house with beautiful kids and a loving attorney husband. But after a back injury left her abusing drugs and spending time in rehab, her world started to fall apart. First her husband, James, filed for divorce, than he won temporary custody of their four young children. After James was found dead in a closet, strangled to death by a phone charger cord, all eyes turned to Kelley. Was this once petite woman capable of killing a man -- the man she once loved - with nothing more than a phone cord?
Washington Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador Desiree Jennings, 25, had everything going for her until one day her body suddenly stopped working, turning into a twisted, jerky mess. For some inexplicable reason, when she runs, Desiree's body untwists and straightens out, and sometimes she can walk backwards and sideways without trouble. Footage of this unusual phenomenon spread quickly online, making her an internet sensation. Was it caused by a flu shot, as Desiree thought? Her journey for answers to this medical mystery takes her to a controversial osteopath in North Carolina and ultimately leads people to question whether or not her affliction is real.
Did an attractive yoga teacher from Maine try to kill her husband by beating him with a baseball bat as he slept, then shoot herself in a staged home invasion? Jim Avila reports on the heinous crime that stunned a small Maine community, and the trial of Linda Dolloff.
Was the untimely death of a Baptist preacher's wife really a suicide as the justice of the peace first ruled or was Kari Baker, a perfectly healthy mother of two, murdered by her husband? Kari's family's persistence in keeping the case alive, finding another woman and suspecting foul play, ultimately led to her husband Matt's arrest, and then conviction.
How young is too young... Should parents just say no to kids who want to do something so extreme and dangerous as climbing Mt. Everest, bullfighting or sailing solo around the world? Is a seven-year-old too young to hate? Is a 10-year-old plagued with psychiatric disorders too young to use medical marijuana?
Is it ever okay to take the law into your own hands? That question has divided a California community since the murder of a respected town businessman last February. Aaron Vargas, a young father about to be married, shot and killed Darrell McNeill - a former neighbor and the father of his childhood best friend - while McNeill's wife watched. But as the story unfolded, everyone in Fort Bragg, CA was stunned to learn of the alleged dark secrets kept for decades between the two men. Vargas told his family and the authorities that McNeill had sexually and psychologically abused him for years. Was killing McNeill revenge? Vigilante justice?
The only thing possibly worse than losing loved ones in a fire would be if you were falsely accused of setting the blaze. Yet that's what some experts say happens around the country when the wrong fire investigator determines arson based on outdated techniques. Is it what happened to Amanda Kelly? Kelly's world fell apart on a winter's day in 2001 when she was charged with arson, accused of setting a fire that engulfed her Alexandria, Louisiana home, killing her three children. She faced the death penalty.
On Friday evening, 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas will have an intimate and jaw-dropping report on mothers who are struggling to stay alive, battling their alcohol addiction before it's too late. The in-depth hour profiles the stories of four women from across the country who open up with startling honesty about their battle with the bottle.
It seemed like a neighborhood right out of the 1950's, where adults kept an eye out for trouble and children walked home from school every day without fear. Until one day last October, when 7-year-old Somer Thompson seemed to vanish into thin air on a crowded sidewalk -- in broad daylight -- less than a mile from her home. Her body was discovered two days later in a landfill in Georgia, and the community was shocked to learn that there were 162 known sex offenders and predators living amongst them within a five mile radius of Somer's elementary school.
Barbara Walters interviews South Carolina's First Lady Jenny Sanford in conjunction with her memoir, Staying True,' which will be published in February. Sanford discusses how she tried to stay true to herself and her family after husband Governor Mark Sanford disappeared and then revealed his extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman, the heartbreak behind the headlines of their marriage breakup, and being a political spouse.
Andrew Young, a former longtime aide and trusted friend of Senator John Edwards, sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff regarding his upcoming memoir, The Politician: An Insider Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal that Brought Him Down. In his interview with Woodruff, Young chronicles his time with Senator Edwards, including his efforts to hide the secret that would eventually shock the American public.
At age 24, British model Katie Piper seemed to have it all, stunning beauty, a non-stop social life and a growing career as a print and television personality in England. But in a shocking moment filmed entirely by security cameras on a busy London street, Katie was doused with sulfuric acid by a complete stranger. Her face and body were badly burned, and any hope of continuing her life as a model was over. Worse, Katie suspected that the attack had been orchestrated by a new boyfriend. But why would someone do this?
ABC 20/20‘s David Muir got the chance to speak with Pope Francis up close and personal during his visit to the Vatican. This special edition will consist of a meeting with a live audience that will include people from Texas, Los Angeles, and Chicago, according to ABC News. The event will also be witnessed globally in what many are calling a virtual audience, since it marks the first time that the Pope has held such a meeting in order to connect with online audiences all over the world.
The trail of workplace rage that appears in part to have led a Virginia news reporter to shoot two colleagues today on live television is meticulously -– even hauntingly -– laid out in a long series of memos filed as part of Vester Lee Flanagan’s lawsuit against his onetime employer, WDBJ. The 167-page file from Roanoke City General District Court documents a series of alleged issues with his former employer -- for whom the victims, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, also worked -- according to memos written to and about Flanagan by station management. On May 31, 2012 included in the documents, Flanagan’s news director at the time cited the reporter -– who used the professional name Bryce Williams -– for cursing at his cameraman and berating him in front of an interview subject, the documents say.
As the sun rose across the sweeping savannas of Hwange National Park in Hwange, Zimbabwe, on July 1, Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer was just arriving in the country. Palmer had allegedly paid veteran safari guide Theo Bronkhorst at least $50,000 to help him bag a big lion in Zimbabwe. Palmer once boasted of having hunted big game around the world, including moose, deer, buffalo, mountain lions and even a polar bear, according to the New York Times. By the next day, Palmer killed 13-year-old Cecil, one of the world’s most famous lions and the biggest dominant male black-maned lion in Hwange National Park. Cecil the Lion: New Details Emerge Into the Moments Before He Was Shot by American Dentist Who Admitted Killing Cecil the Lion Sends Patients Letter About Incident. “I think [Palmer] came here,” Brent Stapelkamp, one of the lion researchers who had tracked Cecil with a GPS collar since 2008 as part of an Oxford University lion study, told ABC News’ “20/20.”
When convicted murderers Matt, 48, and Sweat, 34, escaped from the maximum security on June 6, it launched a nationwide manhunt. When they escaped, Guess deployed a massive force involving more than 1,600 members of law enforcement from 11 different agencies all over the country for searches on the ground and in the air. The Titus Mountain Family Ski Center in New York was turned into a police command center. Their search zone just surrounding the prison spanned over “hundreds of square miles,” Guess said. The area around Dannemora, New York, where the Clinton Correctional Facility is located, is unforgiving terrain, with the Adirondack wilderness full of dark woods, deep ravines and high mountains.
On Friday, 20/20 goes inside the stranger than fiction story that prompted unkind comparisons to the movie “Gone Girl”, a bizarre abduction plot even more riveting than the Hollywood movie. When Vallejo, California resident Aaron Quinn reported that kidnappers broke into his home, abducted his girlfriend Denise Huskins, and demanded a ransom, their story garnered national attention. The couple was initially accused by some investigators of staging the whole thing and Vallejo police eventually dismissed the case as an elaborate hoax after Huskins reappeared reportedly unharmed. Now, just this week, in a shocking twist, police have arrested Matthew Mueller, a disbarred Harvard-educated lawyer and US marine veteran who is now being linked to a crime with similarities in Dublin, California. But even more peculiar and disturbing details are emerging, the lingering question of whether he may have not acted alone and the FBI arrest warrant released with astonishing details surrounding the crime- the “wet suit” they say was worn by the suspect while he allegedly terrorized his victims - threatening to drug them with NyQuil, electric shock them and force them into a closet while he wore swim goggles. Then, there are the allegedly incriminating items police found in Mueller’s car and storage locker including women’s make-up, black duct tape, pliers, drones and a video camera. As more bizarre twists and turns emerge in the headlines every day, is this a widespread kidnapping ring? Are there more victims still out there who have not come forward?
The Savopoulos D.C. mansion home invasion will be the focus of this ABC’s 20/20 episode. The episode, entitled “Mystery in the Mansion,” will detail the events leading up to the arson and murder of four people in a mansion located in the Northeast section of Washington D.C
Kentucky Woman Shayna Hubers on Trial in Boyfriend’s Murder. Kentucky Detective Reenacts Moment He Found Ryan Poston's Dead Body. Kentucky Woman Shayna Hubers Seen Laughing After Boyfriend's Shooting Death. Video and 911 audio played in a Kentucky courtroom Tuesday featured Shayna Hubers describing the moment she fatally shot her boyfriend. Hubers, now 24, is accused of one count of murder in the October 2012 shooting death of her boyfriend, attorney Ryan Poston. She shot Poston six times. Prosecutors allege that she shot Poston out of anger after he tried to break up with her. Hubers has pleaded not guilty, saying Poston, a 29-year-old lawyer, was frequently violent, and that she shot him in self-defense.
Former FLDS Follower Describes Tense Standoff With FLDS Members Over Her Kids. When a throng of praying, hymn-singing polygamous women of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints confronted Sabrina Broadbent while she was getting her four children out of the church-dominated community, she tried to stay as calm as possible. “I knew my kids were watching,” she told “20/20.” “They needed to see me have courage. … I did not want them to see me cry.”
Shelby Wilkie disappeared in January of 2012. According to her husband, she was last seen at their Moody Street home. He told law enforcement officials that his wife suffered from problems related to postpartum depression.
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Amy Robach reports on the story of an ex-White House lawyer convicted of attempted murder in the beating of his wife at their Connecticut home. Also: A young man found guilty of impersonating a physician is interviewed about leading a life as an impostor.
A beautiful college student loved by two young men. Then, one vanishes. A frantic search uncovers his body, face down in a shallow grave in the swamps of Florida. After a two-year investigation, Pedro Bravo was accused of strangling his romantic rival and one-time best friend Christian Aguilar to death, and faced first degree murder. This murder mystery made national headlines and Bravo's trial was watched by millions. Aguilar's family speaks out about the jealous rage that cost a young college student his life. And the woman at the center of the tragic love triangle, Erika Friman, also breaks her silence with Matt Gutman.
A couple of parents plant drugs in the car of the PTA president; a couple who lost custody of their child because of marijuana use, even though it is legal in their state; a transgender couple raising two children in Louisiana.
How does a man end up spending the next 26 years of his life in prison, convicted for committing a murder at a grocery store with no body, no weapon, and no DNA linking him to the scene? That is exactly what happened to Mario Casciaro in 2013 when he was convicted of killing 17-year-old Brian Carrick, Casciaro's former co-worker and fellow stock boy almost 12 years earlier. Prosecutors were successful in getting a conviction on the very rare and controversial charge of murder by intimidation. Yet, could potentially explosive evidence, including key prosecution witness Shane Lamb recanting his story, help Casciaro prove his innocence? 20/20 follows the clues as the mystery unravels. ABC News Correspondent Ryan Smith's report, which includes exclusive prison interviews with Mario Casciaro who never testified in two trials, and Shane Lamb, who is behind bars for an unrelated crime (Screencap by tvrage.com)
A woman goes to unusual lengths to recover money lent to her ex; the world of underground poker with Molly Bloom; people who work as strippers to pay for college; cheaper, riskier alternatives to sperm banks and fertility clinics.
A look at con artists and scams. Included: fraudulent fortune tellers; people who faked injuries in order to claim disability benefits; celebrities whose family members take advantage of their wealth; and an IRS auditor who blackmailed a taxpayer for sexual favors.
A look at examples of Shameless behavior featuring a man scamming a woman online. Plus a IRS agent taking sexual advantage of a client. How people got away with faking injuries to claim benefits. Teenagers using Instagram to make money. A man who took over a foreclosed mansion and tax deductions that are less then ordinary.
Inappropriate parental behavior is examined. Included: a woman who allegedly asked her son to kill her estranged husband; a woman who breastfed her six-month old child while drinking in a bar; and fights between parents at their kids' sporting events.
It was a cold case murder that 20/20 put back in the spotlight five years ago, leading to a bombshell decision in court just this week. In 2005, 25-year-old Janet Abaroa was found stabbed to death in North Carolina, her six-month son left unharmed in another room. Her husband, Raven Abaroa, said he discovered his dead wife's body after returning home from playing soccer that evening. Raven quickly moved to Utah with his son, and Janet's murder remained unsolved. While in Utah, Raven met and then married Vanessa Pond, a beautiful single mother. It is not long before wife number two feels she is in danger. Eventually, a new cold case detective starts looking for new clues, Janet's body is exhumed, and Raven is arrested and extradited back to North Carolina to stand trial. John Quinones' report includes exclusive interviews with Vanessa, the cold case detective who cracked the case, and Janet's sisters.
In a 20/20 exclusive, David Muir rides along shotgun with the hit men hired to pull the trigger, only these assassins are really undercover Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents disguised as killers. These are not your ordinary crime fighters - they are special agents with a secret job posing as hit men to prevent contract killings. They foil the plots of those scorned lovers, bitter business rivals and evil-minded ex's who want someone they know eliminated. The report includes exclusive undercover ATF video of the set-ups and the stings -- conspiracies to commit murder all caught on tape.
Get ready for a big dose of shocking disclosures from dry cleaners, nail salons, and movie theaters, to baggage handlers and movers, the people in your neighborhood reveal some surprising secrets of their trade.
An interview with Anthony Curcio, who is serving out a six-year sentence for a 2008 robbery. Also: a man who impersonated his dead mother in order to collect her Social Security payments; a man who faked his own death.
Travel mishaps are the focus. Included: pilot errors; modern-day stowaways; carbon monoxide in hotel rooms; plunges from cruise ships; and difficult airplane passengers. Also: Two baggage handlers reveal alarming things about what happens to luggage.
From a former college basketball star who faked her own kidnapping, to a teenager who returned home after a night of heavy drinking - to the wrong home, 20/20 reports on the pressures and sometimes deadly decisions of teenagers.
Anchored by David Muir and Robin Roberts, the hour will feature Alex Marquardt reporting from South Africa, details of Mandela's passing, world-wide reaction, plans for his funeral, and images of the day, as well as chronicle the long and eventful polarizing political and personal life of one of the 20th century's greatest figures.
From veterinarians to movers to grocers to bartenders, get ready for a big dose of the shocking truth as 20/20's team of correspondents get the dirt from the professionals we depend on, who confess what really goes on behind the scenes.
On New Year's Day in 2009, Kelly Osborn's daughter Sheena was found dead in a Bradenton Beach, FL hotel room. When police found her hanging, they quickly classified the death a suicide. But according to Osborn, her daughter had everything to live for and was not suicidal. So she began a quest to get the death classified as a homicide and began her own investigation in search of the truth, which led her to Sheena's fiancé. David Muir reports on the evidence that was missed and the questions that were never asked. Is Osborn, in her grief, persecuting an innocent man?
What happens when you do something thoughtless, questionable, or just flat out wrong? Can a teacher, policeman, even a high school cheerleader survive the glare after they each allegedly crossed the line? Out of Bounds, featuring an exclusive jailhouse interview with the high school cheerleader who engaged in a same-sex underage relationship that made national headlines
The perils of road trips are the focus. Included: a family who survived a deadly vehicle pileup; and three woman who wound up in danger after trusting their GPS. Also: tips on surviving treacherous road conditions, including floods and downed wires.
Barbara Walters examines the expectations facing the baby that will be born to Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Also: a look back at past reports on England's royal family; a discussion of royal-nanny training; and profiles of Catherine's parents.
Barbara Walters hosts a look back at past interviews with music stars. Included: Mariah Carey; Taylor Swift; Cher; Justin Timberlake; Justin Bieber; Madonna; Lady Gaga; Lady Antebellum; Beyoncé; Keith Urban; and One Direction. Also: Tracy Morgan is interviewed ahead of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Work-related stories are featured. Included: employees who quit their jobs in outrageous ways; advice on dealing with tough bosses from Kevin O'Leary (Shark Tank); a look at workers who have made money off stolen office supplies; notes written on receipts between restaurant servers and their customers; career saboteurs.
Examining how lives can change in an instant during a crisis. Included: car accidents; workplace violence; stampedes. Also: an updated report on the Boston Marathon bombing; an interview with soccer player and amputee Bree McMahon, who discusses her recovery story and visits victims of the attack in Boston.
Auto-related stories and safety tips are featured, including a report on three people who found themselves in danger after their GPS navigator turned out to be unreliable. Also: the worst car crashes in recent years; used-car consumer reports; a look at the Siberian Highway; tips for surviving if an object crashes through a windshield; and the worst bridges in America.
An inside look at the wedding industry, including tips for saving money and avoiding scams. Also: the latest wedding trends; mishaps; extreme proposals; and a look at a couple who have tied the knot—with each other—more than 30 times in different locations around the world.
Examining the case of double-amputee Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Included: remarks by Pistorius' doctor Gerry Versfeld and friend Kevin Lerena. Also: a look at Olympians who have fallen from glory.
Examining Good Morning America host Robin Roberts' battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder. Included: remarks by Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Dr. Richard Besser.
Love stories are spotlighted. Included: a transgender couple; a look at pheromone parties, in which participants select partners based on the scent of unlaundered T-shirts; unusual nuptials, including a couple who have tied the knot 34 times in 21 countries; extreme love-seeking tactics; and viral wedding proposals.
Transgender preteen Jazz Jennings discusses dating and gender-reassignment surgery. Also: a report on progeria, a rare disease that causes children to age rapidly; and a profile of a paralyzed young man who wanted to dance with his wife at their wedding.
An inside look at the wedding industry, including tips for saving money and avoiding scams. Also: the latest wedding trends; mishaps; extreme proposals; and a look at a couple who have tied the knot—with each other—more than 30 times in different locations around the world.
A durable newsmagazine mixing investigative pieces with human-interest and celebrity features that's ABC's oldest prime-time series despite its notoriously rocky premiere. (Hosts Robert Hughes and Harold Hayes lasted only that one show.)
A behind-the-scenes look at nefarious goings-on at schools, such as bullying and pranks. Included: an interview with Brittni Colleps, a teacher from Fort Worth who was found guilty of having sex with five of her students.
Reports on revenge. Included: a former Philadelphia TV weatherman whose allegations of being scammed while vacationing in Miami Beach led to an FBI investigation; a New Jersey high-school student secretly recording verbal abuse by a teacher. Also: a prank war on YouTube; payback songs written by aggrieved songwriters.
A true-life War of the Roses marital horror story about a Connecticut advertising executive and TV producer who kidnapped his ex-wife in 2009 and held her for nine hours in the home they had shared. He also burned down their beach house. Robin Roberts reports.
A wide-ranging look at the state of modern air travel features the demands of being a pilot and a flight attendant; inappropriate behavior by passengers, including celebrities; and the stress endured by air-traffic controllers. Also: a visit to a warehouse for weapons confiscated by the TSA; a Web site that helps passengers with missed romantic opportunities.
A report on the murder trial of a suburban-Atlanta engineer charged with killing the husband of a coworker with whom he was allegedly having an affair. His defense of the shooting that took place outside a day-care center: insanity.
Exploring Americans and their pets in reports on pet pampering and plastic surgery, dancing dogs, what dogs do when left alone and why some folks prefer dogs to cats (and vice versa). Interviewed: Lisa Vanderpump (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Robin Roberts reports.
A Barbara Walters report on cosmetic surgery, including the most popular procedures, cosmetic procedures that don't require surgery, procedures for men and appropriate age ranges for procedures. Interviewees include Joan Rivers. Bill Ritter and Deborah Roberts also report.
A true-life War of the Roses marital horror story about a Connecticut advertising executive and TV producer who kidnapped his ex-wife in 2009 and held her for nine hours in the home they had shared. He also burned down their beach house. Robin Roberts reports.
Chris Cuomo reports from Italy on the Jan. 13, 2012, Costa Concordia cruise-ship accident off the Tuscan coast. Also: behind the scenes aboard a cruise ship. Topics include safety training, medical care and passenger behavior.
A survey of maternal mortality around the world, and low-cost, low-tech solutions to it, features reports from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mexico and Sierra Leone, and interviews with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Christy Turlington Burns. Part of the ABC News-UN Foundation Million Moms Challenge initiative. Diane Sawyer reports, joined by Deborah Roberts and Dr. Richard Besser.
A report on growing up fast includes segments on provocative clothing designed for elementary-school girls; children at the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas; and the California 16-year-old who attempted to sail around the world by herself in 2010.
Barbara Walters interviews self-made rich folks, who describe how they got that way and offer entrepreneurial tips. They are hair-care mogul John Paul Dejoria, financier Lynn Tilton, Tony Hsieh (Zappos) and Guy Laliberte (Cirque du Soleil), who offers a preview of Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal.
Stephanie Madoff Mack, the widow of Bernard Madoff's son Mark, who committed suicide in 2010, discusses life in the Madoff family, the financial scandal and how she has coped with the her husband's death. Her memoir is titled The End of Normal.
Diane Sawyer profiles young achievers who live on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, home to some 40,000 Native Americans, most of whom are Oglala Lakota Sioux and many of whom live in poverty. Included: a 12-year-old student-council president and football captain at his middle school; a cheerleader and singer who won a college scholarship; and a 5-year-old pow-wow dancer who wants to be a police officer when she grows up. Also: interviews with Pine Ridge officials and businesspeople.
A report on the 2009 murder of Joanne Witt of El Dorado Hills, Cal. Steven Colver, the 19-year-old boyfriend of Witt's daughter Tylar, who was 14 at the time, was accused of stabbing Joanne 20 times after she filed a statutory-rape complaint against him.
A 9/11 retrospective revisits Americans who were notably affected by the terror attacks, reexamines iconic images from that terrible day and recalls the patriotic fervor that swept the country in its wake. Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Chris Cuomo, Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff report.
When nothing adds up and a gut feeling’s all you have, forget about your five senses... what you really need is the sixth sense. “20/20: The Sixth Sense,” which features stories of extraordinary instinct that uncovers the truth. (Screencap by tvrage.com)
ABC News Investigation: USA Swimming Coaches Molested, Secretly Taped Dozens of Teen Swimmers
Indiana swim coach videotaped his young female swimmers in the locker room
Michigan Mom Was Pregnant and Didn't Know (Screencap by tvrage.com)
20/20 goes inside the true story of Michael Oher's journey from poverty to the NFL, which was transformed into the movie The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. (Screencap by tvrage.com)
Runway to Rape: The Rise and Fall of Anand Jon - Fashion designer Anand Jon is accused of being a sexual predator; a bizarre twist in the courtroom could set Jon free regardless of the jury's verdict. Jim Avila reports.
A New Hampshire family are still searching for a a teenage girl who disappeared in 1971. Then, police receive a tip concerning a teenage girl who disappeared 20 years ago from Massachusetts. (Screencap by tvrage.com)
An investigation of a man from Texas who's intentionally trying to infect women with HIV (being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon). Includes an interview with the suspect. (Screencap by tvrage.com)
An update of the 2008 story concerning the lives of Amish teens following rumspringa, the rites of passage in which Amish teenagers face the modern world for a week before deciding whether or not they want to be baptized into the Amish church.
Jay Schadler reports on young teens who have been considered heroes: includes a 19-year old from the Denver area who lost his life after choosing to save his friend's life by jumping from a cliff and into a pool of water 65 feet below after she became disabled in the cold, roiling water known as the Potholes, in the western-Colorado canyonland on May 31, 2008. Also, included are home videos taken on that day.
A report on drunk driving, includes a Troopers recollection of his ex-wife's fatal outing which left their five year old dead. Then, John Stossel reports on Web sites which match up Sugar Daddies with women. Also, psychic kids who claim to talk to the dead.
A chronicle of the tornado which killed eight people and caused widespread damage after it hit the Parkersburg, Iowa area on May 25, 2008. Included is actual footage of the EE5 twister and eyewitness accounts by the residents. Report is told by Sam Champion.
An episode filled with Medical Mysteries, including a man in Philadelphia whose heart is outside his body. Christopher Wall survived many surgeries as a kid and now plays basketball. More segments include a case of autism; sleep-related eating disorder; a neurological condition which leads to paralysis; and a female sexual disorder which leads to pain during intercourse.
John Stossel visits a counseling center in Tennessee which helps people with money-related psychological problems get treated, which includes over-compulsive spending and cash hoarders, work-a-holics and financial enabling. Plus, Chris Connelly interviews convicted murderer Phil Spector's fourth wife, Rachelle. Then, with president Obama pushing his Healthcare Plan, John Stossel looks into whether insurance is really a good thing for us. Not caring what things cost could cause prices to skyrocket.
Charles Gibson explores the US oil industry, where he questions the oil reserve and finds out why oil prices fluctuate. Gibson also looks into the oil industries practices and what is being done to create alternate sources of energy, including bio-fuels.
A report on hidden cancer focusing on a California woman who after a freak accident discovered she had breast cancer: She fell on a knitting needle which became lodged in her chest, requiring surgery to remove it, and a follow up CT scan revealed the cancer.
A report on the shocking death of Michael Jackson, including the latest details and questions surrounding his life. Interviews of his closest friends and those who were around him in his final days, plus never-before-seen home movies of Michael and his children, and a look at his controversial changes in appearance through his lifetime.
An exploration of possible effects on American's attitudes, behavior and expectations due to the economic downturn. Next, a look at the job prospects for the newest MBA's, and how Icelander's are coping with their economic meltdown.
American Idol finalist Adam Lambert is interviewed; the trial of American college student Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy, charged with murdering her roommate in 2007; John Stossel interviews Glenn Beck of FOX News; a profile of Jessica Forsythe, who survived being shot by her ex-boyfriend in 2007 because the bullets hit a metal plate used to repair her broken collarbone.
Two stories concerning teen drunk driving are featured. Drinking and partying at a house one night leaves a DeAnza community college star baseball player from California's Silicon Valley in a scandal in early 2007. A 17-year-old high school girl claimed to have been sexually assaulted, or was it consensual sex , as the players contend? Included is interviews with three women soccer players who came to her rescue. Next, Jessica Rasdall killed her best friend, Laura Gorman, in 2006 after crashing her car while drunk due to a night of partying. Rasdall has confessed her crime to more than 15,000 people since that fateful night. Despite her obvious remorse, she is called a hypocrite by the Gorman family. She also has been accused of a pattern of dangerous behavior, of having mixed alcohol and driving in the past. Is her speech heartfelt or is so only doing so to keep out of prison?
An update of missing child, Etan Patz, a 6-year old who disappeared May 25, 1979 in Manhattan while awaiting his school bus. Includes an interview with Jose Antonio Ramos, a suspect for the crime who wound up in prison for another crime. Includes interviews with Etan's parents, Stan and Julie Patz.
Elizabeth Vargas reports on 11-year old Mikelle Briggs who disappeared in 1999. Mikelle was last seen in her Mesa, AZ hometown waiting for an ice cream truck just 90 seconds before she was reported missing.
From pregnancy discrimination laws to doing less for senior citizens, from farming endangered animals to letting athletes do steroids, John Stossel brings us his take on tough subjects in an hour-long report, You Can't Even Talk About It.
Thomas Bart Whitaker, 23, grew up in a loving family where he was a bright, well-spoken boy, and later became a a scheming monster who directed a bloody ambush on his own family? And how does his father come to forgive him? Bart fled to Mexico after killing his mother, brother and wounding his father.
An examination into the strange murder case involving Stacey Castor, who was accused of killing her second husband and also made an attempt to poison her daughter, Ashley Wallace. Castor is also suspected of the death of her first husband. Castor claimed at her trial that her daughter was responsible for poisoning Stacey's second husband and then tried to attempt suicide.
A look inside the world of the Somali pirates. Who are they and why are they attacking the high seas? Also,Brian Ross investigation into the business practices of AIG; Monica Seles speaks candidly about her attack by a deranged fan and the eating problems and depression which followed.
Diane Sawyer's report focuses on the access of guns inside the U.S., an examination of how effective a gun works while in a crisis and what some people find attractive about a gun. Also, a 10-year old boy reports on gun violence in Pahokee, Florida.
A report concerning Faylene Grant of Gilbert, AZ, who was found drowned in her bathtub in 2001 just after reconciling with her husband Doug, who says he ended an affair with the woman which is now his wife. Faylene had premonitions that she would be killed one day and is said to have known and approved of his relationship. At first her death was ruled accidental, but in 2005 Doug was charged with her murder.
Elizabeth Vargas interviews Aaron Spelling's widow, Candy, the mother of Tori Spelling. Plus, Jim Avila reports about two judges in Pennsylvania who allegedly took kickbacks worth over $2 million to send teens to private detention centers. Next, Cynthia McFadden investigates the case of Stacey Lannert, who was recently released from a prison in Missouri after serving 18 years for killing her father. Lannert was only 18 at the time of the murder and contends that her father had been sexually abusing her.
An exploration of the economic downturn is shown in segments on economic downsizing for former high earners; recent homeless families; and companies promoting foreclosure-rescue and loan-modification services to distressed homeowners. Also, a report on YouTube video in which teens from Pomona, CA. talk about how the crisis has effected them; and a segment on companies which have prospered during the recent economy; and buyers who have been taking advantage of low prices for foreclose homes.
John Stossel and Drew Carey team up to chat about the waste and inefficiency of the government. Topics which are hit upon include ways to improve the economy, universal pre-kindergarten programs; security on our borders; the criminalization of medical marijuana and highway privatization. Also, a report on opportunity within the U.S.
Last September on a stormy night in Maryland, two college best friends, Jordan Wells and Ashley Younger, lived through a car crash and the were on board the Medi-vac when it also crashed, killing all but one of those inside. Who's fault was it and was the ride even necessary? Also, In February 2003 a trio of American contractors rode aboard a single plane for aerial surveillance for the US government, when it crashed and the survivors were taken hostage by rebels. The three men survived for five years under extreme conditions and at times chained together and staving off starvation by eating everything from snakes to monkeys. In 2008 a daring rescue was conducted and all were brought home to safety. But not only did they lose time from their lives but also away from their wives. Did they all wait for them?
Diane Sawyer reports on four kids who live in poverty in the Appalacian's, ranging in ages from 11-18. Also, an interview with area doctors, author Ronald Eller and Kentucky medical clinic founder, Eula Hall, also known as the Mother Theresa of Mud Creek.
An update on former child actor Skylar Deleon who was charged with the murders of a couple on a yacht off the California coast back in 2004. Next, Brian Ross discusses the upscale prostitution ring with an interview of its madam, Kristen Davis.
A examination on worth, from the value of a college education, to various CEO's, to life itself. Then, a look at salary secrecy and the psychology behind material desire. Plus a look at self-worth profiles former Denver news anchor Ernie Bjorkman, when after being layed off from the station became a veterinary technician.
A look at extreme motherhood, which includes home birth, serial surrogacy (women who bare others children over and over), women taking care of pretend babies, extended-breast feeding and making childbirth pleasurable.
2008's review of the Caught on Tape moments, featuring this years winners and losers, including Michael Phelps and the world's economy, along with the breakout stars, which includes a monetary value of celebrity baby pictures. Also, a segment on surveillance videos and personal nastiness caught on film, and a report on greed.
Drama students of Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia, are putting on a musical play of The Wiz. With the use of video diaries and interviews the students are followed on their emotional roller-coaster as they audition, rehearse and perform the African American Tony Award winning musical adaption of The Wizard of Oz. This was taped over a three month period in 2007.
The case of Caylee Anthony, the missing toddler from Orlando is updated. Plus, a look at kidney donating with staff members of ABC News. Then, a profile of Roy Haynes, the self named the king of cheap due to his Vermont recycling center.