At the end of the 20th century, all that's left of the Ndoki rain forest in Democratic Republic of the Congo is a few scattered patches. Today, as the result of logging and deforestation, only 6 percent of the earth is covered by rain forests. But these forests contain fully half of all the plant and animal life on the planet. ABC News reports the story of one man devoting his life to preserving the way his fragile fellow creatures live theirs in a land half a world away -- a unique and beautiful place on the African continent which humans have yet to plunder. Anchor: Sam Donaldson. Correspondent: John Quinones.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
From losing weight to staying young and even getting enough sleep, consumers hear a multitude of promises. But what's really behind the hype on some incredible sounding products or opportunities? "20/20" reports on why something "too good to be true" might be just that and why consumers should pay close attention to the fine print. Airdate: February 16, 2007When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
ABC News Specials Medical Mysteries Series-Episode #6
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Medical science has progressed exponentially in recent times, but scientists are still left with unanswered questions when it comes to the human body. "Medical Mysteries" looks at some of the rarest disorders and syndromes in medicine today. How could a father not recognize his own children? It's a condition known as face blindness, but people who have it can see faces perfectly well, they just can't process what people look like. ABC News reports on the neurological disorder Prosopagnosia, where people can't distinguish faces -- including their own. Until recently, most Prosopagnosia cases have been the result of stroke or brain injury, but now researchers say there may be a single gene to blame. Then, for most couples their wedding day is unforgettable, but just three days after Sean McNulty married his wife, Amy Harrison, he couldn't remember anything from his life. Sean and Amy were leaving for their honeymoon when he vanished from the airport. After days of searching, Sean was discovered by police wandering aimlessly near an abandoned hotel. But his disappearance was only the beginning of a baffling journey. He had forgotten everything from his past, including his marriage to Amy. Diagnosed with a severe case of amnesia, Sean had to get to know Amy all over again. Can doctors train a tongue to do what eyes can't? ABC News reports on a revolutionary device that could make it possible for blind people to navigate without a cane or a seeing-eye dog. The device is placed on the tongue to emit a slight pulse or shocking sensation as the blind person approaches obstacles. The pattern of shocks on a blind person's tongue mimics the shapes they are approaching.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
THE GERMANS HAVE LAUNCHED A MANHUNT FOR TWO MUSLIM FUNDAMENTALISTS BELIEVED TO HAVE ORGANIZED THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK. . . . REFUGEES FROM AFGHANISTAN RECEIVE AID FROM THE US IN THE FORM OF FOOD. FEAR OF THE TALIBAN. . . . THE SEPTEMBER 11TH TERRORIST ATTACK HAS PUT AMERICA ON GUARD, MANY NEW SAFETY PRECAUTIONS HAVE BEEN PUT INTO PLACE ACROSS THE U.S. . . . OFFICIALS NOW BELIEVE THAT THE ATTACKS ON AMERICA WERE OVERSEEN BY BIN LADEN'S TERRORIST NETWORK, HATCHED IN GERMANY AND FUNDED BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. . . . AMERICAN MILITARY READYING THEIR FORCES FOR POSSIBLLE RETALIATION ATTACKS. . . . REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT MAY SOON REOPEN; IT IS THE ONLY AIRPORT STILL CLOSED AFTER THE ATTACK ON AMERICA. . . . WORLD WRAP: MORE VIOLENCE EXPLODED IN ISRAEL TODAY; IN KASHMIR A CAR BOMB EXPLODED OUTSIDE THE STATE PARLIAMENT AND A GUNMAN STORMED THE BUILDING, AT LEAST 106 PEOPLE WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED; AT THE UN IN NYC MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI GAVE A SPEECH STATING THAT THE UN MUST HOLD ANY COUNTRY ACCOUNTABLE THAT SUPPORTS OR
From the Industrial Revolution to Voldemort, London dazzled the world with all things British.Other reports included on this DVD are:Master Any Skill in 10,000 Hours?: Does constant practice really make perfect, or does it come down to sheer talent?Ai Weiwei 'Never Sorry': The Chinese artist fights to expose the oppression and corruption of the Chinese government.Airdate: 7/27/12When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
When Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated to the Supreme Court nearly a quarter of a century ago, nobody could have imagined what an impact Sandra Day O'Connor would have on the nation. Her votes on the cases before the Supreme Court were more than pivotal; they were historic. She became the tie-breaker in over three-quarters of the court's 5-4 decisions. ABC News takes a look at the legacy of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
They can't vote, legally drink alcohol, or serve in the armed forces, but they can be tried as adults in our justice system. ABC News asks the question, "Should children who commit violent crimes be tried as adults?"Airdate: 5/31/2000When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.