ABC News correspondent Bob Brown profiles the remarkable Bill Porter of Portland, Oregon. Born with cerebral palsy, Porter nonetheless became a door-to-door salesman in Portland, struggling up to 10 miles a day on foot while selling household products for the Watkins Company. Friendly and persistent, in time Porter became the top grossing Watkins salesman in the United States. His story was told in the 2002 TNT cable movie Door To Door, with actor William H. Macy as Porter and Kyra Sedgwick as Porter's friend and assistant, Shelly Brady.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumers best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
Today's teenagers have money and independence, their lives the object of obsessive focus by corporate America. FRONTLINE explores the culture of today's teenagers and how they view themselves and their parents. Teenage tastes, attitudes, and aspirations are endlessly sampled by marketers to determine exactly what they want, while Hollywood and Madison Avenue tell a carefully tailored version of teenage life in movies, TV, music and advertising.
Renowned surgeon Atul Gawande teams with FRONTLINE to challenge us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying. This film also explores the burgeoning art and science of palliative care and the ways in which having a conversation around the question What are your priorities if your time is limited? can empower patients to live their lives fully, all the way to the very end.
A Barbara Walters Special: Heaven - Where Is It? How Do We Get There?
For centuries, man has looked to the heavens and asked the most simple, yet profound questions: Where is Heaven? How do we get there? Barbara Walters speaks with some of the world’s greatest religious leaders and scholars, including the Dalai Lama, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Dr. Calvin Butts, and Rabbi Neil Gillman about the differing views on Heaven the world’s religions hold. From Dharamsala, India, to the inside of Israeli prisons, and Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, viewers will be taken on a journey of heart and soul and mystery.
The true story of Bransk, a small Polish shtetl that died overnight when all its Jewish residents were transported to Treblinkas gas chambers. A haunting story with tragic consequences emerges through interviews, photographs and personal stories.
ABC News Primetime Basic Instincts 5: The Milgram Experiment Re-Visited
Primetime: Basic Instincts brings some of most well known intellectual theories and psychological experiments to life for the first time to test people's innate decision making process. This limited series looks at everyday problems from weight loss to examining how small the world is, how closely connected we all are, what people are willing to do simply because someone in authority tells them to. This five-part series features reports from John Quinones, Jay Schadler and Chris Cuomo, and finds that what people say they would do in a given situation is quite different than what they actually do. Do people listen to those in positions of authority, even if what they are telling them is wrong? That question was at the heart of the famous Stanley Milgram psychology experiments and still remains today. From the events at Abu Ghraib to Nazi Germany, people have always struggled to understand why seemingly ordinary people can sometimes do bad, or even terrible, things. Primetime working with a major university, conducts the experiment again to see whether people's responses have changed since the original Milgram experiment in 1961. Anchor: Chris CuomoAirdate: January 3, 2007When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
ABC News Classics The Assasination of President Kennedy
It was a day that no one who lived through it will ever forget. A young and vibrant president shot dead on the streets of a major American city --- the fourth presidential assassination in the country's history. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was also the first time that U.S. television networks went to 24-hour coverage of a news story. ABC News takes you back to November 22, 1963. Many televisions on the east coast were tuned in to "Father Knows Best" when the first special news bulletin broke in with a report that the President had been shot. Watch as the information that is familiar to us now was reported for the first time - the first eyewitness reports and the first time we learn the shots were fired from the Texas School Book Depository. You also see police display the rifle Lee Harvey Oswald used and the first interview with Abraham Zapruder, the bystander who shot the now famous video of the motorcade and assassination, but whose significance was not fully appreciated at the time.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.