Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We Have An Idol On 20/20

THIS WEEK ON 20/20
Thursday 26th of November\2009, 9.30pm

Don’t miss 20/20 – the best of New Zealand and international Current Affairs presented by Miriama Kamo with reporters Sonya Wilson, Beth Roche and Hugh Hughes.

This week on 20/20:


Stan the Man:

We meet the Kiwi kid being idolised by Australia!

Stan Walker is hot - but his chilling upbringing will leave you cold. If you’ve followed `Australian Idol’, you’ll know he’s the product of a `Once Were Warriors’ upbringing. But did you know Aussie’s new sex symbol was also the victim of sexual abuse? Stan Walker talks exclusively to 20/20 about his tragic childhood and new found fame.

Blown Away:

Johanna Orozco seemed to have it all ... until jealousy and rage changed her life forever.

Juan Ruiz – once the love of her life – fired a shotgun at her head and since then the once pretty and popular teenager has endured a medical marathon of reconstructive surgery. The hideous crime shattered her face … but not her beauty. A remarkable story of courage, strength and grace!

The Terrible Tic:

One little girl’s struggle with unwanted tics!

13-year-old Isabella loves to sing, dance, write poetry and dreams of being an actress but Tourette Syndrome has left her a stranger in her own body. Home has become a safe haven from the judgement of the outside world. However if you look beyond the screaming and twitching you’ll meet a truly remarkable girl.

Cat Women:

They are a mysterious breed – women who fill their homes with cats instead of kids. Why do they do it? Are they just crazy for cats, just crazy, or is there more to their feline fancy than meets the eye?

And:

20/20 has an exclusive peak at Rihanna’s new video: “Russian Roulette.”


The best of New Zealand and international current affairs - 20/20 – presented by Miriama Kamo with reporters Sonya Wilson, Beth Roche and Hugh Hughes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

20/20 This Week

THIS WEEK ON 20/20
Thursday 19th of November\2009, 9.30pm

Don’t miss 20/20 – the best of New Zealand and international Current Affairs presented by Miriama Kamo with reporters Sonya Wilson, Beth Roche and Hugh Hughes.

This week on 20/20:

Tuned In:

Are there such things as spirits? What do channelers and mediums do, if anything? And to what end?

Sceptics will tell you it’s a bunch of twaddle and an insult to the intelligence of the living. Believers will tell you it’s the real deal and sceptics have never helped anyone with their scepticism. So who’s fooling who? We put a channeler to the test to see if they really are tuned in!

Finding Forgiveness:

Would you forgive?

Like thousands of other wives whose husbands are in prison, Kim Crespi cherishes the few hours she and her husband David, have together - sharing news about their children, their church and their friends. But what makes these visits unusual and the bond between Kim and David different is that David is serving a life sentence for brutally murdering their two daughters.

The Mad Scientists:

It is a think tank like no other!

Can a simple garden hose stop global warming? Is it possible to control killer hurricanes? We meet a bunch of self confessed mad scientists who are turning conventional wisdom upside down and finding simple solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems.

Good Cop – Bad Cop:

Caught on camera!

A drunken woman is the victim of a savage attack! A paraplegic is tipped out of his wheelchair! A transvestite is badly beaten! They were victims of brutal crimes – committed by those who took an oath to serve and protect. When good cops go bad!

The best of New Zealand and international current affairs - 20/20 – presented by Miriama Kamo with reporters Sonya Wilson, Beth Roche and Hugh Hughes.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Man We Got A Great Show This Week

This Week on 20/20

This week on 20/20:

Victim Statement:

The terror and tragedy of 56 seconds!

On Auckland Anniversary Weekend our biggest city’s motorway came to a stand-still. A gun man was on the loose – speeding through West Auckland and firing a barrage of shots at the police helicopter. The chase ended with an innocent bystander being shot dead and many more being scarred for life. We look at the ripple effect of 56 seconds of madness.

Rihanna Unplugged:

Rihanna breaks her silence for the first time!

Domestic violence shattered the superstar’s fairytale relationship with fellow singer Chris Brown. In a revealing interview, Rihanna talks about what really happened that night and how she feels about her once true love being sentenced to community labour, five years of probation and a year of domestic-violence counselling.

The Lost Generation:

The terrible tragedy of Aids!

We travel to Africa to meet the lonely generation. They have no mums and dads! In some remote villages, the entire adult population has been wiped out by the AIDS pandemic – forcing the children to become grown ups before their time.

Superfreakonomics:

Turning conventional wisdom up side down …

How can a doctor’s tie kill you? Why should emergency rooms be put in airports? We have some surprising revelations about staying alive!

The best of New Zealand and international current affairs - 20/20 – presented by Miriama Kamo with reporters Sonya Wilson, Beth Roche and Hugh Hughes.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Kids Are Alright Hopefully

We've just finished putting together a story that runs tonight on 20/20 on a teen rehab programme. Have a watch tonight, some young lives off to a difficult start.
Id just like to say thanks to the guys that let us follow them through what is a difficult personal journey.
Some of the stories are heartbreaking, but it is amazing how much kids can bounce back and bravely face the future.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kids in Rehab This wekk On 20/20

Finding a Fix:

We go inside New Zealand’s Teenage Rehab!

They are kids – some as young as 12 years old – and their drugs of choice include alcohol, marijuana, LPG, air-fresheners and even fly-spray. For years they’ve been riding a dangerous wave of addiction and arrest. Now they’re in rehab – desperate to break the cycle and find a permanent fix for their out of control addictions.