(1989– )

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10 Aug. 1989
Prisoners of Care/Suburban Cowboy/Death on Starr Street/Brent Sadler
"Prisoners of Care" investigates deplorable conditions in board and care homes in Houston, Texas. "Suburban Cowboy" profiles and interviews Jerry Jones the new owner of the Dallas Cowboys. "Death on Starr Street" goes to Brooklyn, New York, to examine the murder of Andrea Hernandez who was shot in the head earlier this week as she prepared for work. "Brent Sadler" talks to the journalist live in Beirut.
 
2 Oct. 1996
Walk with the Devil
Forrest Sawyer interviews Philip Leonetti, the underboss of a Philadelphia (PA) Mafia family headed by his uncle, Nicodemo "Nicky" Scarfo. Leonetti, facing charges for his involvement in almost 40 murders as well as a host of other serious felonies, turned government informant in 1989 and his testimony resulted in the convictions of almost 50 Philadelphia Mafia members. In exchange for his testimony, he was placed in the government's witness protection program.
 
20 Sep. 2001
America Fights Back
This Primetime Special Edition examines reaction and responses to the recent September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. It looks at reaction to President Bush recent speech and talks to New Yorkers in the wake of the attack. Brain Ross investigates whether French intelligence were aware of the attacks prior to their occurrence. John Quinones examines how children are responding to the attacks. Diane Sawyer talks to New York Fire Chief Daniel Nigro and Charles Gibson looks at how the U.S. can take action in Afghanistan.
 
29 Nov. 2001
Behind the Scenes/Secrets of the Heart/Angels of Hope
"Behind the Scenes" talks to vice president Dick Cheney about the September 11th attacks and the war on terrorism. "Secrets of the Heart" looks at three families who are having DNA tests to determine the paternity of their children. "Angels of Hope" looks at how the people of Gander, Newfoundland, helped 6,000 people stranded in the wake of the September 11th attacks.
 
17 Jan. 2002
Unleashed/The Man Who Knew Too Much
"Unleashed" offers a rare interview with the celebrated Australian actor Russell Crowe. "The Man Who Knew Too Much" talks to a former CIA agent who worked for two decades in the Middle East and is not convinced that the CIA's failures left us defenseless on 9/11.
 
24 Jan. 2002
Into the Bedroom/Hope Sells
"Into the Bedroom" talks to a woman who is attempt to establish infidelity in a divorce case by using DNA evidence. "Hope Sells" offers a hidden camera investigation into questionable doctors who are pitching controversial alternative treatments for cancer patients.
 
7 Feb. 2002
Arctic Rose/Murder at the End of the Road
"Arctic Rose" looks into the U.S. Coast Guard investigation into the missing Seattle-based fishing vessel that sank in the Bering Sea. "Murder at the End of the Road" goes to Oklahoma City to investigate the death of Rob Andrew who investigators believe was killed by his wife Brenda Andrew and her lover Jim Pavatt.
 
21 Feb. 2002
Daniel Pearl/Lisa Beamer/Influencing Doctors/Promises, Promises
"Daniel Pearl" reports on the recent murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter. "Lisa Beamer" talks to the wife of Flight 93 Passenger Todd Beamer about the recent birth of her child Morgan Kay Beamer. "Influencing Doctors" investigates how pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars to encourage doctors to prescribe drugs. "Promises, Promises" offers a hidden camera investigation into the claims made by cosmetic counter sales clerks.
 
28 Feb. 2002
Behind the Veil/Cher/Waiting to Happen
"Behind the Veil" revisits five Afghan women who were interviewed and denounced the Taliban in 1996. "Cher" talks to the pop star about her past and her plans for the future. "Waiting to Happen" discusses Omar Saeed Sheikh the chief suspect in the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl.
 
7 Mar. 2002
Unsafe Seat Belts?/Dollars and Scents/Tender Hearts
"Unsafe Seat Belts?" investigates flaws in Chrysler's Gen-3 seat belt. "Dollars and Scents" talks to a bank robber who claims that his crimes are due to a neurological damage that also affects his sense of smell. "Tender Hearts" examines how art is helping some children who lost parents on 9/11.
 
14 Mar. 2002
Rosie's Story: For the Sake of the Children
In this Primetime Special Edition, Diane Sawyer talks to comedian Rosie O'Donnell about her crusade to allow same sex couples to adopt children. The American foster care system has more than 100,000 children ready for adoption. Some, however, argue that homosexuality should disqualify prospective adoptive parents.
 
28 Mar. 2002
Alive Again/Road Worthy?
"Alive Again" talks to Bob Barron a former CIA disguise specialist who now uses his talents to help disfigured people rebuild their appearance. "Road Worthy?" uses hidden cameras to monitor the driving habits of teenagers in an effort to determine whether they are safe drivers.
 
4 Apr. 2002
Laura's Revenge/Secrets of the Hard Sell
"Laura's Revenge" talks to a woman who sought out the would be assassin of her father and confronted him with the her humanity. "Secrets of the Hard Sell" uses hidden cameras to investigate Kirby vacuum salesmen are using hard sell tactics in door to door sales.
 
11 Apr. 2002
Anastasia's Story/A World of Words/Rosie O'Donnell
"Anastasia's Story" goes to Washington state to talk to a man who is accused of murdering his mail-order bride from Kyrgyzstan. "A World of Words" examines hyperlexic children who have the ability to read at an early age but also suffer from social disorders. "Rosie O'Donnell" previews an upcoming segment on the comedian and actress.
 
18 Apr. 2002
Rosie's Search/Check Washing/Gay Adoption Update
"Rosie's Search" talks to comedian Rosie O'Donnell about her new book. "Check Washing" investigates how criminals are using chemicals to wash ink off of checks. "Gay Adoption Update" updates the recent story on adoption by single sex families with a report of the outpouring of support for several families profiled.
 
25 Apr. 2002
Private Lives/Hollywood Hitman?
"Private Lives" two couples allow cameras to go into their homes to film their arguments in an effort to get advice to save their marriages. "Hollywood Hitman?" examines the evidence in the recent arrest of actor Robert Blake for the murder of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley.
 
1 May 2002
Mind Games? Murder and Multiple Personalities
This Primetime Special Edition examines the trial of Thomas Huskey who is accused of the serial murder of four prostitutes on the outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee. He pleads not guilty by reason of insanity and claims to have multiple personality disorder. Ultimately, the trial ends in a hung jury that is unable to establish his guilt or innocence.
 
2 May 2002
Under Wraps/Beauty Marks/Stand by Me
"Under Wraps" investigates whether the claims made by health spas to improve health have a good scientific foundation. "Beauty Marks" examines the serious dangers involved in laser hair removal. "Stand by Me" talks to two women whose friendship has endured despite mental illness and murder.
 
9 May 2002
Secrets of the Heart/Lost in Space
"Secrets of the Heart" rebroadcasts a segment on three families as they get DNA tests to conclusively determine the paternity of their children. "Lost in Space" examines how Texas is using sophisticated GPS technology to keep track of sex offenders even though there may be serious flaws with the system.
 
15 May 2002
Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-pack Turns Nine
In this Primetime Special Edition, Diane Sawyer revisits the Dilley sextuplets who are now in their ninth year of life. She talks to the parents Keith and Becki about life with so many children. She also talks to the children Brenna, Julian, Quinn, Claire, Ian, and Adrian.
 
23 May 2002
Whatever It Takes: A Child's Last Chance
In this Primetime Special Edition, Chris Cuomo follows six troubled teens as they take a twenty-one day trek deep into the wilderness that their parents hope will help reform them. The children are put through a physically taxing regime of silent hiking and climbing to help them to focus on their problems. The trip climaxes with the solo where each teenager spends three days and three nights alone fending for themselves.
 
30 May 2002
Stacey's Story/Niki Taylor/For Some, Too Real
"Stacey's Story" talks to Stacey Lannert who is seeking clemency for murdering her abusive father twelve years ago. "Niki Taylor" talks to the supermodel about her recovery from a car accident that almost took her life. "For Some, Too Real" talks to Ben Affleck about the new Jack Ryan movie that some people feel is uncomfortably realistic.
 
20 Jun. 2002
The Boss/Cher
"The Boss" examines why three employees were award $30 million dollars in a lawsuit against a grocery store and their bullying manager Roger Misiolek. "Cher" revisits the famous singer for a no-holds-barred discussion of love, sex, and what it is like to be Cher.
 
27 Jun. 2002
Elizabeth Smart/Osama's Pilot/Arctic Rose
"Elizabeth Smart" offers an update on the missing girl taken from her house in Salt Lake City. "Osama's Pilot" talks to a pilot who used to fly for Osama bin Laden, but later testified against him. "Arctic Rose" rebroadcasts a look into the investigation of a missing ship lost in the Bering Sea.
 
11 Jul. 2002
Anastasia's Story/Love Song
"Anastasia's Story" rebroadcasts a segment on a man who is accused of murdering his mail-order bride from Kyrgyzstan. "Love Song" profiles songwriter Diane Warren who has written hit songs for some of music greatest starts including Reba McEntire, Gloria Estefan, and Barbara Streisand.
 
18 Jul. 2002
Flight of Courage/Keep Your Child Safe/A Natural Woman/Dollars and Scents
"Flight of Courage" talks to the friends and families of American Airlines Flight 11 stewardess Amy Sweeney and Betty Ong about their last phone calls on 9/11. "Keep Your Child Safe" talks to a child safety expert on how to protect your child from abduction. "A Natural Woman" interviews model Carrie Otis. "Dollars and Scents" rebroadcasts a segment on a bank robber who claims that his crimes are due to a neurological damage.
 
25 Jul. 2002
Living Large/The Truth About Lying/Funny Man
"Living Large" looks at how corporate executives enjoy lives of excess even as their companies collapse around them. "The Truth About Lying" talks to scientists who are looking into the reasons why people don't tell the truth. "Funny Man" talks to the comedian about his recent heart surgery.
 
1 Aug. 2002
Antonio & Melanie/Murder at the End of the Road/The Kindness of Strangers
"Antonio and Melanie" talks to Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith about their marriage. "Murder at the End of the Road" rebroadcasts a segment on the murder of death of Rob Andrew and updates the story with news that Brenda Andrew and Jim Pavatt were arrested in Mexico. "The Kindness of Strangers" looks at how the town of Gander, Newfoundland, welcomed passengers rerouted due to 9/11.
 
8 Aug. 2002
Stalking the Ripper/Deal with the Devil
"Stalking the Ripper" rebroadcasts and updates a segment on crime writer Patricia Cornwell's theory about the identity of Jack the Ripper. "Deal with the Devil" examines a scorching stretch of Arizona desert where illegal immigrants from Mexico risk their lives to have an opportunity for a better life in the United States.
 
22 Aug. 2002
Making Babies/Alive Again
"Making Babies" talks to a couple who have allowed their frozen embryos to be adopted by other couples. "Alive Again" rebroadcasts and updates a segment on a former CIA disguise specialist who now uses his talents to help disfigured people rebuild their appearance.
 
29 Aug. 2002
63 Reasons to Hope: The Babies of 9/11
In this Primetime Special Edition, Diane Sawyer looks at sixty-three babies who were born to fathers who died on September 11th. She talks to the mothers who share their emotional stories of loss, sorrow, and incredibly gain and watches the home videos of the children who will never get to meet their fathers.
 
12 Sep. 2002
Sleeping with the Enemy/The Many Faces of Iran
"Sleeping with the Enemy" talks to Parisoula Lampsos who claims to be a mistress of Saddam Hussein. "The Many Faces of Iran" examines the Middle Eastern country that President Bush has placed on the Axis of Evil and asks whether it really is an enemy or a potential friend.
 
19 Sep. 2002
Danielle's Story/An Easy Target
"Danielle's Story" talks to the parents of Danielle Van Dam about her life, her murder, and the trial that brought her killer to justice. "An Easy Target" talks to a child safety expert about what a person can do to protect their children from dangerous predators.
 
26 Sep. 2002
The Central Park Jogger
This Primetime Special Edition examines the 1989 rape case of the Central Park Jogger and how there was a serious miscarriage of justice when five young men were convicted and sent to jail for the crime in 2003. It also interviews to the serial rapist who claims to have been the sole culprit in the crime.
 
3 Oct. 2002
Love Song/The Betrayal
"Love Song" talks to singer Amy Grant and country singer Vince Gill about their new relationship. "The Betrayal" looks at how the former Governor of Mississippi secretly recorded a conversation between his wife and a priest in order to discover that she was having an affair.
 
10 Oct. 2002
Santana High/Tyco/Flight of Fancy
"Santana High" talks to Charles Andy Williams who was responsible for shooting multiple people at his high school. "Tyco" investigates the extravagant spending of Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski. "Flight of Fancy" examines a kidnapping that happened over a disagreement about a rocket belt.
 
9 Jan. 2003
Serial Killer's Home Movies/Justice Served?
"Serial Killer's Home Movies" looks at the investigation of serial killer Maury Travis who videotaped his victims before murdering them. "Justice Served?" looks at the case of Tabitha Pollock who was convicted of murdering one of her children when her boyfriend was the real killer.
 
16 Jan. 2003
Death and Life at 18,000 Feet
In this Primetime Live Special Edition, correspondent Jay Schadler talks to mountain climber John Griber who was stranded alone high atop Alaska's Mount St. Elias. He survived a night of freezing cold before ultimately being rescued by a helicopter pilot from Mountain Air Rescue.
 
23 Jan. 2003
Young Women, Porn and Profit: Corporate America's Secret Affair
In this Primetime Live Special Edition, Diane Sawyer examines the world of pornography. She looks at how young aspiring models who hope to be discovered are lured into the pornography business. It also discusses the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and the prospect of psychological damage from life in the industry.
 
30 Jan. 2003
Three and a Half Seconds/Kate Hudson/Hollywood's Big Secret/Fit to Serve
"Three and a Half Seconds" examines the NASCAR crash that almost took the life of Mike Harmon. "Kate Hudson" talks to the actress about her career and famous mother. "Hollywood's Big Secret" looks at how some big name actors go overseas to film commercials. "Fit to Serve" examines whether homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the armed forces.