California kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is interviewed by Diane Sawyer. Dugard was abducted in 1991 by Phillip and Nancy Garrido and held for 18 years. During her captivity she bore two children, fathered by Philip Garrido. The Garridos pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.
Celebrities discuss weight loss during an hour that also explores fad diets, gastric surgery, portion control and exercise. Included: Ricki Lake on childhood obesity and how she has maintained her weight; Kendra Wilkinson on losing weight after pregnancy; Bethenny Frankel on natural-food cooking; and trainer Tracy Anderson on the "baby-food diet." Also: a report on US Weekly's coverage of diets and weight loss. Cynthia McFadden is the host.
Cynthia McFadden reports on plastic surgery in Hollywood: how it has changed the nature of celebrity and the price some celebrities have paid for their procedures. Interviewed: Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson and 1980s British pop star Pete Burns. Also: Lisa Ling on plastic surgery among teens; plastic surgery do's and don'ts.
Season 4 premiere: Houston police interrogators are seen questioning murder suspects in a segment that weighs ethical ramifications of some interrogation tactics. Also: a 2008 report on the serial-rape case against a Bloomington, Ill., police sergeant. Chris Cuomo and Jim Avila report.
A report on a divorcing couple who must live under the same roof because they can't sell their house. Cynthia McFadden follows the Phoenix-area couple for nine months at home with their three children and as they meet with lawyers and a family therapist.
A report on disappearing dads include the case of an Arkansas businessman who reportedly fell into the Little Red River during a family vacation in 2008 and a Seattle-area man who vanished on his way home from his advertising job, also in 2008. One man left a trail of debts and a large life-insurance policy; the other was leading a double life.
Exploring the three October 2009 sweat-lodge deaths during an Arizona retreat overseen by self-help guru James Arthur Ray. Correspondent Dan Harris looks at the practices at Ray's retreats, and interviews survivors and the mother of a woman who died, as well as Ray defenders. Ray has been charged with manslaughter in connections with the deaths.
Vagaries of the human mind and behavioral abnormalities are explored in case studies in this six-episode series. First up: the 1980 kidnapping of a Minnesota teacher and her 8-year-old daughter by a man who had been in her high-school math class 15 years earlier. The two were held in a closet in his home for 53 days before they managed to escape. The perpetrator also killed a 6-year-old potential witness to the abduction. Deborah Roberts reports.
An interview with Jon Gosselin. Also: a report on a dispute pitting a Texas woman against her 88-year-old mother, who had been diagnosed with dementia, and the two antiques dealers to whom she had bequeathed her house.
An assessment of prospects for 18-year kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard includes an interview with Jessyca Mullenberg, a Wisconsin woman who was kidnapped at age 13 in 1995 by a teacher's aid and held for three and a half months.
Updating a 2008 profile of Charlie Vandergaw, a bear enthusiast who lives in the Alaskan wilderness to study grizzly and black bears. Vandergaw is also featured on the Animal Planet series "Stranger Among Bears."
Crimes explored include the murder of model Jasmine Fiore, whose body was found in a Los Angeles Dumpster on Aug. 15. Prime suspect Ryan Jenkins, Fiore's ex-husband and a one-time reality-show contestant, was found dead in British Columbia on Aug. 23. Also: a report on the 2005 stabbing death of a 25-year-old North Carolina woman.
Reports on a program in which prison inmates train wild mustangs to be ridden by humans; and programs in Roswell, N.M., and Jackson, Wyo., that pair the mustangs with at-risk and disabled teens. Also: an overview of the "mad pride" movement, whose advocates push for an alternative view of and treatment methods for mental disorders.
A report on a charismatic Colorado high-school student who persuaded two classmates to join his purported paramilitary group, which he said had ties to revolutionaries in Guyana. All three would face charges in the murder of a third classmate and his grandparents.
The fourth season begins with a report on efforts to save lions---dangerous ones in particular---by South African animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson, who's known as "the lion whisperer"; and Animal Planet personality Dave Salmoni, who's trying to make a pride of dangerous lions peaceful enough to roam the tourist-friendly Erindi Game Reserve in Namibia.
A report on the sex-change process explores both its physical and emotional components as it follows a couple with two children as the husband undergoes gender-reassignment surgery. Juju Chang is the correspondent.
A report on date rape focuses on Jeffrey Marsalis, a Philadelphia man accused of fabricating his resume on dating Web sites, then using drugs to incapacitate his victims. Interviewees include Marsalis himself. Correspondent: David Muir.