There are places in America where the unthinkable is happening — too many babies are dying. In most cities, black babies are dying at three times the rate of white babies. That’s what’s happening in Memphis, Tennessee, the city with the nation’s highest rate of infant mortality. A baby dies there on average every 43 hours. But many people are working to change that startling statistic.
China Inside Out, a documentary reported by ABC News’ Bob Woodruff, explores the stunning global transformation that is taking place at the outset of what is already being called “The Chinese Century.” While much of American foreign policy has been focused on the Global War on Terror, China has been shaking hands and making deals all around the world. In this hour-long documentary, Woodruff examines four of those relationships to discover how China’s rise is impacting all of us.
Operation Homecoming is a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American troops through their written words, and offers a profound window into the human side of the war that was being fought in Iraq.
On January 29, 2006, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff was severely injured in Iraq when his convoy was hit by a roadside bomb. Woodruff, who was wounded along with cameraman Doug Vogt, sustained multiple life-threatening injuries, including devastating brain trauma. In his first on-air report since the incident, Woodruff tells the incredible story of his life-altering injury and miraculous recovery.
Members of Congress may not come to the floor armed with pistols as they did in the days leading up to the Civil War, but their words are as toxic as any time since then. And we are — in many ways — a more divided nation than any time since then.
In interviews with political leaders, media analysts, and people in communities around the country, ABC News found what appears to be a new phenomenon: the polarization is feeding on itself. It’s not just politicians, business or religious leaders, liberals or conservatives — or the media: It’s each of us. And it’s alarming.
Out of Control was the first national network television documentary to examine how and why AIDS has become overwhelmingly a black epidemic-not in Africa or the Third World, but right here in the United States.
Peter Jennings: Reporter, is a two-hour special reflecting on the remarkable life and career of the World News Tonight anchor. The program features reports tracing Jennings’ journalistic career as he covered many of the pivotal events that have shaped our world – as an un-formed 26 year-old anchorman, when he returned to the field and developed into a respected foreign correspondent, and when he returned to the United States and took the helm of World News Tonight where he remained for over two decades.
The special also focuses on Jennings’ passion for journalism, his unique perspective on America and how his distinctive editorial vision and values shaped the award-winning World News Tonight broadcast, as well as his documentary series Peter Jennings Reporting
Peter Jennings: Reporter also provides perspective on Jennings’ personal side through interviews with friends, family, colleagues and competitors, including Charles Gibson, Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters and Tom Brokaw. Read more…
Today in the United States there are an estimated 46 million people—that is almost one in six Americans—who don’t have health insurance. The numbers continue to grow as health insurance costs rise and more Americans find health insurance impossible to afford. In Peter Jennings’ final documentary, he reports on how this country’s broken health insurance system is threatening America’s families, America’s businesses, and America’s health.