Does antibacterial soap keep your family healthier than regular soap? Is the air on an airplane as bad for you as the pillow on the flight? From public bathrooms to your kitchen at home, from airplanes to the office, from hospitals to makeup counters, "20/20" correspondents talk to experts who give the facts -- and some useful tips -- about germs.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.
Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry and the implosion of Corinthian Colleges; also Omarina s Story, how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl's journey.
ABC News 20/20 The Survivor: Hiking out of the Mountain
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Hear an amazing story of survival by Pete Deleo. After his plane crashed, Deleo found his way out the freezing mountain wilderness, alone and seriously injured, and lived to tell his tale.Airdate: 4/19/1996
As NASA engineers scrambled to assess the damage to the space shuttle Columbia after its launch, Rodney Rocha knew what should be done: get better pictures. The launch had seemed "picture-perfect," in the words of senior shuttle manager Linda Ham, but the next day a routine review of the launch tapes had revealed a 20-inch piece of hardened insulation foam breaking off the huge main fuel tank and hitting the shuttle's left wing. The problem was the shots of the incident were either blurry or taken from a bad angle, so the engineers could not assess the danger to the orbiting shuttle and its seven-member crew. Analysts were left guessing. Where exactly did the debris strike happen? How big was the piece of foam? Was this a serious event? Despite the many uncertainties, several engineers arrived at the same conclusion: the piece of foam, measuring 20 inches at its widest point, appeared to be the largest debris hit of its kind in the space shuttle program's 113-flight history.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.
Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. FRONTLINE gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedicts papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
ABC News Specials Medical Mysteries Series-Episode #1
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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. First ABC News examines two cases in which individuals either sleepwalked to their death or caused themselves serious injury while in a dream state. Then, hear the story of a modern day "sleeping beauty," but instead of a fairy tale it's a disease. Medically referred to as Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS), the neurological disorder manifests itself in an unexplainable urge to sleep continuously for periods up to 23 hours a day. The disease, which affects an estimated 500 people worldwide, completely removes people from day-to-day life for weeks or months at a time, and has no known cure. ABC News also examines two couples who have had severe sleep issues. In one case a husband routinely initiates unwelcome sex with his wife while he says he is asleep. In the second case, the wife is also the victim of physically aggressive behavior from her sleeping husband, but this time it's violent. The program investigates why and how these behaviors occur.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.
In the aftermath of the economic meltdown, FRONTLINE looks for clues about why it happened and examines moments when it might have gone much differently. Producer/director Michael Kirk discovers early warnings of the crash, reveals an intense battle among members of the Clinton administration, and uncovers a concerted effort not to regulate the lucrative derivatives markets, which would become the ticking time-bomb within the American economy.
SUPREME COURT RULES WITH STATE OF MAINE'S PLAN TO CUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS BY 25 PERCENT. . . . PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBER BLOWS HERSELF UP AT BUSY MALL IN ISRAEL, KILLING FOUR IN THE FIFTH SUICIDE BOMBING IN 48 HOURS. MIDEAST "ROADMAP" NEGOTIATION CONTINUE. . . . US FAILS TO RESTORE ORDER IN IRAQ AND THE CITIZENS ARE GROWING IMPATIENT. SERVICES, GAS STILL NOT AVAILABLE. . . . ARAB LEADER WHO GAVE MILLIONS TO HARVARD INVESTIGATED BY GRAD STUDENT FOR PROMOTING ANTI-US, ANTI-SEMITIC AGENDA. . . . RURAL NEW JERSEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL INSTALLS HI-TECH SECURITY SYSTEM AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE. . . . FBI ISSUES NEW WARNING OF POSSIBLE AL-QAEDA ATTACK IN THE U.S. SOON. TERROR LEVEL RAISED TO ORANGE. . . . SOUTHERN US RESIDENTS CLEANUP FROM WEEKEND STORMS. . . . STATE OF ILLINOIS BECOMES FIRST TO BAN SALE OF EPHEDRA PRODUCTS WHILE FDA HAS REMAINED SILENT. . . . SARAH HART INTERVIEW REGARDING EYE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY AT NJ ELEM. SCHOOL. . . . PRESIDENT AND MRS. BUSH AT CEREMONY FOR PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO. BUSH ON POSSIBLE
Go inside the Newark Police Department one of many troubled forces in America ordered to reform. Writer and historian Jelani Cobb examines allegations of police abuses and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.
This two hour live show hosted by Peter Jennings aims to answer questions that children have about 9/11 and how parents, teachers and other adults might help them better understand what has happened and what lies ahead. Anchor: Peter Jennings Airdate: September 15, 2001When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.