Season 37, Episode 25 My Strange Affliction

First Aired: February 7, 2014

Unusual medical conditions are spotlighted. Included: avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, which causes unpleasant emotional and physical reactions to specific foods; hyperacusis, a hearing disorder that causes pain in the ear; and sudden hair loss. Also: a teen girl who has primordial dwarfism—but her twin sister doesn't; and a healthy college student who mysteriously lost his eyesight.

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  • Premiered: June 6, 1978
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  • Premise: A durable newsmagazine mixing investigative pieces with human-interest and celebrity features that's ABC's oldest prime-time series despite its notoriously rocky premiere. (Hosts Robert Hughes and Harold Hayes lasted only that one show.) (more)

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