Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Thursday 2ND June 2011, 9.30pm TV2
Don’t miss 20/20 – the best of New Zealand and international Current Affairs with reporters, Emma Keeling, Hannah Ockelford, Erin Conroy and Sonya Wilson
This week on 20/20:
Baby 4 Sale: Imagine finding out that your mother had sold you … after answering an ad, one of many it turns out from your Dad. After more than twenty years of chasing, 20/20 can finally reveal the pain and confusion caused by a surrogacy deal gone sour. 20/20’s Hannah Ockelford investigates the saga, and confronts the man responsible for sowing his seed and then failing to pay up ... leaving a legacy of children and a daughter struggling to make sense of where she came from.
Disney’s Fallen Star: Demi Lovato appeared to have it all … but behind the scenes the 18-year-old Disney star was battling two life threatening obsessions – bulimia and self harm. During her last tour, it all became too much for the young actress/singer and, when her family staged an intervention, she checked herself in for treatment. Now healthy again, Demi reveals all to 20/20, talking for the first time about her inner demons and the depression that has plagued her since childhood.
Dogs of War: With the shooting of Osama Bin Laden, the spotlight has been shone on the elite fighting force known as Seal Team Six. Who are these international men of mystery and what does it take to be one? 20/20 speaks with former Seals and Seal wives, to see just what it takes to be a member of the world’s most feared fighting machine.
The Terminator and the Maid: After 25years of marriage it’s all over for Hollywood power couple Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Its turns out the former Mr Universe had a child to the help, a house maid who worked for the couple. 20/20 goes behind the headlines of Hollywood’s biggest scandal.
Infomercial Junkie: But wait there’s more … we’ve all seen them; hell some of us have bought stuff from them … while others just can’t stop buying stuff from them. We are of course talking about infomercials, ads that promise the world in easy monthly payments. 20/20 investigates the tricks of the trade and talks to people who just can’t help themselves.
The best of New Zealand and international current affairs - 20/20 – with reporters Emma Keeling, Hannah Ockelford, Erin Conroy and Sonya Wilson
Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Broken Bond: Leanne Kingston first made the headlines as one of three, beautiful triplet girls … she made them again when she was found brutally murdered in her own home. Adding to her family’s shock and horror, police quickly arrested Leanne’s former partner Cary Thurgood, the father of her four children. But there was worse to come as Thurgood claimed that the real killer was their own son … in a 20/20 television exclusive Sonya Wilson talks to Leanne’s sisters, two triplets without their third and we play the actual police interviews with Thurgood, part of an investigation which ultimately saw him jailed for 19 years.
Blazing Row: After a blazing fire took the life of Thomas Araguz, a young volunteer fireman, a scorching feud between his family and his wife, Nikki was ignited … was Nikki lying about who she really was for their entire marriage? Nikki thought life couldn't get any better after falling for Thomas. They settled into a happy life together, raising his two sons from a previous marriage. But there was no way Nikki could have anticipated what lay ahead - how a stunning secret she says they both agreed to keep, would trigger a lawsuit challenging the meaning of marriage and the very definition of what makes a man, a man and a woman, a woman.
Who Cares: Do we really care about other people or do we always act in self-interest? 20/20 talks to the authors of the book Freakanomics and sets up some experiments that give a fascinating insight into the human condition. Do we give more to charity if the collector is good looking? Do we give more if others are watching? The answers to these questions are both shocking and suprising.