Everyone knows that adolescence is tough, but with the advance of technology, teenagers today - especially girls - are redefining what's -fair in love and war on the social battlefield. Diane Sawyer reports on how cell phones, digital cameras and personal websites combine in new ways that seems to encourage and amplify the meanness of teenage behavior. From invading privacy and spreading gossip to humiliating one another, some teens have reached new heights of ruthlessness.
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and youre confronted with the prospect of pulling the plug, do you know how youll respond? FRONTLINE examines the complicated reality of todays modern, medicalized death, and offers an unusually intimate portrait of patients facing the prospect of dying in ways that they might never have wanted or imagined.
FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families struggles against financial ruin. The result is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as its rarely seen, through the eyes of children. Poor Kids is an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the countrys future.
In 2004, Matthew Shepard's killing changed the dialogue on gay life. His murder has been widely described as a hate crime, and gay activists cite it when demanding hate crime legislation. Shepard, a gay college student was severely beaten and tied to a fence by two men on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard died a few days later. He became a symbol for the gay community when the murder was deemed as an anti-gay hate crime. But was the murder of Matthew Shepard a "gay bashing," or were there other factors in play that night? Exclusive prison interviews with convicted killers Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson on the events leading up to that fateful night.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.
Ryan White became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from school because of his infection. A hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment and, when diagnosed in 1984, was given six months to live. Though doctors said he posed no risk to other students, when Ryan tried to return to school, many parents and teachers rallied against his attendance. In a rare interview, Ryan and his mother describe what it's like to live with HIV while dealing with the trials of growing up. It's a remarkable profile of patience, courage and determination.This program also includes a report from April 5, 1990 that has Ryan answering questions from school children.Airdate: 3/2/88 and 4/5/90When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the young president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant health-care lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obamas endeavor.
In stunning portraits of individuals grappling with the end of life along with the doctors, family members, activists and legal experts with stakes in their decisions this 60-minute FRONTLINE film explores with clear-eyed intimacy Americas ambivalence about assisted suicide and its consequences.
ABC News Primetime North Korea: Inside the Shadows
The world outside does not see it, those inside rarely leave it. A hermetically sealed nation enthralled to a mysterious leader who has spread fear throughout the world by unleashing a nuclear explosion. North Korea could be the most dangerous flashpoint on Earth. Diane Sawyer takes an unprecedented look at life inside the secretive country. Granted a 12-day visa to Pyongyang, North Korea, Sawyer explores the country whose mysterious leader has spread fear with a recent underground nuclear explosion. Sawyer pulls back the curtain to reveal what daily life is like for the notoriously isolated country. North Koreans have no contact with the outside world. Are they truly uniform in their thoughts, and how they live their lives? Are they happy? What do they think of America and Kim Jong Il, the man they call "dear leader"?Anchor: Diane SawyerAirdate: December 8, 2006
Nightline - The Hajj: One American's Pilgrimage to Mecca
In this exclusive ABC News Nightline program reporter Michael Wolfe takes viewers on his 1997 second Hajj to Mecca. Of the more than million Muslims in the U.S., Wolfe is a convert born the son of a Christian mother and a Jewish father. Wolfe describes
In the ninth century, did a woman do the unimaginable -- disguise herself as a man and win the throne of the Catholic Church? The legend of Pope Joan -- who historians say called herself Pope John Anglicus -- is supported by clues in several examples of art and architecture found in Italy. But did a female Pope really live and reign for two and half years -- before she went into childbirth in the middle of a papal procession? ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer explores her existence, described in church chronicles including the Vatican itself.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.