ABC News Specials Brave New World: Cloning - Why Not?
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Ever since Dolly the sheep first bleated her way into the collective consciousness, nearly everyone who voices an opinion on cloning draws the line at creating a human clone. But why? ABC News weighs the pros and cons of making copies of ourselves.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.
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It is one of the biggest financial scams in history, and this Fox News investigation reveals that much of the conventional wisdom about the Bernie Madoff affair may be wrong. Was Madoff really running a Ponzi scheme from the beginning, or was he a super trader who turned crooked after his strategy stopped working? Was he acting alone as he claimed, or did he need accomplices? Who really lost money - and who turned a profit? And will the taxpayers ultimately bail out Madoff's victims? Bill Hemmer, Gregg Jarrett and Fox Business Network's Adam Shapiro report, with exclusive interviews with Madoff insiders, victims, and investigators on the case.
ABC News focuses on the story of West Virginia miners who were trapped in their mine after an underground explosion. This special includes how the explosion happened, the tragic miscommunication that led the family members of 12 miners to believe they were still alive, how the grieved for their losses, and the miraculous sole survival of Randal McCloy.
NIGHTLINE: Air France 447 Crash Investigation: 6/6/12
Investigators reveal secrets found in the wreckage on the ocean floor and the 'black box' tapes reveal clues about what was going on inside the chaotic cockpit. Also, aviation experts say the pilots weren't properly trained to fly the plane.Airdate: 6/6/12
ABC News 20/20 John Stossel's Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics
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There's tremendous excitement about this year's election. People say that their candidate will fix America. Senator Barack Obama has inspired idol worship that's usually lavished on rock stars. At the Republican convention, one man told John Stossel that Senator John McCain was like ''Superman.'' Stossel says, ''Give me a break,'' politicians' ''fixes'' often have unintended consequences that are worse than the original problem. Do we really need a president to plan our lives, to direct us? Or does most of life work best when you are in charge?Reports include:-Spontaneous Order: Most of life is governed by spontaneous order. It regulates how we choose our jobs, hobbies, lovers, recreation and most of the rest of our lives. It runs most of the economy. When Stossel tries to ''govern'' a skating rink filled with expert and beginner skaters (he shouts orders with a bullhorn), skaters hate it. Some fall. A politician observing the problem might say: ''We need to elect a more expert leader.'' Stossel tries that by giving the bullhorn to Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano. But he does no better.-New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: After a disaster, people desperately want government help. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is a fulltime specialist in disaster relief. Why do they so often disappoint? Stossel compares Wal-Mart's and FEMA's response to hurricane Katrina. He investigates why Wal-Mart delivered water to people while FEMA bureaucrats dithered.-Campaign Finance Reform: Campaign finance law, like all our government's laws, is subject to a still more powerful law: the law of unintended consequences. Stossel reports that campaign finance reform has actually made it harder for the little guy to have his voice heard. For all its complications, what has ''reform'' accomplished?-Farm Subsidies: ABC News talks to Maurice Wilder, who's been America's single largest recipient of farm subsidies. Our farm policy was supposed to save small farmers and small towns. Instead, Stossel says it fuels the expansion o...
ABC News Nightline Bosnia Children of War - Part 1 & 2
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Casualties of hatred, part one of the "Children of War". Before reaching the age of reason the children of Sarajevo were embroiled in the senseless. Theirs is a legacy of horror in what was Yugoslavia during the war. In this episode of Nightline politics and the geography of the war become secondary. Part two of the "Children of War" focuses on Yugoslavia and the children. At the time UNICEF estimated that 600,000 children inside Bosnia alone had experienced shelling, bombing and shooting at close range. This program examines a different form of violence that has been done to the children of Yugoslavia, the violence of families torn apart, of broken marriages, lost homes, of alcoholism and drug abuse. Also another kind of violence against children, which begins as a violence against their mothers, women who are forced by rape to conceive against their will and, because of religious conviction, bear the children but, because of the shame, refuse to raise them. Anchor: Ted Koppel Correspondent: Dave MarashAirdate: February 3 & 4, 1993This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return poli...
ABC News Specials Vietnam: The Soliders' Story - Under Siege at Khe Sanh
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In early 1968 American troops found themselves pinned down in land locked combat base for 77 days. The marine base at Khe Sahn was ancient, isolated, desolate and divorced from reality. Under siege by the North Vietnamese bombs and rockets cascaded on the men below. Suddenly, there was no place to hide, no place was safe. "Death was measured in inches" said one soldier.This is the dramatic story of a daily routine punctuated by terror under constant fire, uncommon courage and unspoken heroism. This program includes historical footage and interviews with the people who know this story the best, the soldiers who fought it.Anchor: Jack SmithAirdate: October 11, 1998When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Are trains across the country ticking time bombs? In January, 2005, when a train crashed into a small town in South Carolina, it unleashed 160,000 pounds of a deadly compound that killed nine people, injured more than 500 others, and forever changed the town. But what happened in Graniteville, SC was not an act of terrorism; it was a devastating example of what can go wrong from the millions of tank loads transporting poisonous chemicals yearly. ABC News reports on the risk of toxic train accidents in America.