All of the federal government’s efforts to stem the tide of the financial meltdown have added hundreds of billions of dollars to an already staggering national debt, a sum that is expected to double over the next 10 years to more than $23 trillion. Ten Trillion and Counting traces the politics behind this mounting debt and investigates what some say is a looming crisis that makes the current financial situation pale in comparison.
STEEP is a feature documentary about bold adventure, exquisite athleticism and the pursuit of a perfect moment on skis. It is the story of big mountain skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago.
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.
In this authoritative two-hour program, Peter Jennings asks the question, ‘what is the evidence for the existence of UFOs and alien life?’ It is a program that seriously examines what can be said about the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of UFOs and alien encounters. Cases that raise the most vexing questions are carefully examined, drawing on almost 150 interviews with top scientists, investigators, those who claim to have witnessed UFOs, and those who claim to have encountered alien life forms. The program literally reaches for the stars to explore what serious scientists now believe about the existence of life in our universe. It is a program that investigates, speculates and ultimately celebrates the possibility that we are not alone.