A report on the 50th anniversary of Paris' liberation from WWII German occupation. The hour recalls the role of Allied forces in the August 25, 1944, occurrence and includes comments from Allied and German soldiers, and French resistance fighters.
Scheduled: A Forrest Sawyer report examining possible evidence supporting the theory that James Earl Ray is innocent in the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Included: comments from some King family members, who are behind Ray's bid for a new trial.
An investigative report on locales where people work "in conditions of slavery or near slavery," according to co-executive producer Betsy West. Included: a look at a carpet factory in India and efforts to end its existing child labor. Don Kladstrup reports.
A report on assisted suicide includes a Barbara Walters interview with Dr. Jack Kevorkian, acquitted of violating Michigan's law banning the act. Also: comments from Heidi Fernandez, the former fianceé of a terminally ill man whose death Kevorkian assisted.
"Inside the O.J. Simpson Story," an edition focusing on the football Hall of Famer charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Included are interviews with some of those involved with the case.
An update on a February piece that followed the hunt for a child to play the title role in the Broadway revival of the 1977 musical "Annie." Included: the subsequent dismissal of lead Joanna Pacitti. Barbara Walters reports.
A report on the mainstreaming of disabled children compares the education of "two little boys, both of them with Down syndrome," says reporter Meredith Vieira, as one attends a "special school" and the other goes to a regular elementary school.
A report on Charlotte Lopez, a former foster child who won a Miss Teen USA contest in August 1993. The hour includes comments from Lopez, who discusses her experiences in foster care and her efforts to raise awareness about the system.
Scheduled: A profile of Frank Sinatra includes comments from friends and colleagues, among them Don Rickles, Liza Minnelli and songwriter Paul Anka ("My Way"). Also: actress Janet Leigh on Sinatra's acting career; archival footage.
Profiling families with children suffering from hereditary ailments. The hour addresses gene therapy and documents a couple's effort to raise money for research into the rare illness that affects their kids. Also: an expectant California couple whose son is being treated for a genetic illness. Barbara Walters reports.
Scheduled: Barbara Walters hosts the hour, which features a BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, conducted by British journalist Martin Bashir. Taped at London's Kensington Palace. Taped November 1995.
"Race for a Miracle: The Brad and Vicki Margus Story" chronicles a couple's efforts to help find a cure for a genetic neurological disorder inherited by two of their sons. The hour follows Brad Margus as he travels to meet with geneticists. Correspondent: Barbara Walters.
A report on child prodigies includes a young man who graduated college at age 10; a 6-year-old "science whiz"; and a California teen who is studying the effects of Parkinson's disease. Also: comments from parents and a psychologist; and a look at the challenges of educating these children. Meredith Vieira reports.
An inside look at the music industry. Included: a case study of music group Love in Reverse and the industry insiders and execs who determine the band's success. Also: a segment on the career of Peter Frampton. Correspondent: Meredith Vieira.
A report on the "Framingham Eight"---women who were imprisoned in Massachusetts for killing the partners who allegedly abused them. The hour addresses the use of "battered-woman syndrome" as a defense. Meredith Vieira reports.
A report on the rise of heroin use. Included are comments from Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, a former addict, who tells of the narcotic's effect on his life. Also: a Texas woman talks about the drug's impact on her family. Meredith Vieira reports.
A report on the use of guns for self-defense. The hour investigates cases in Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Colorado Springs, Colo., and considers the increasing number of women learning to use the weapon for protection. Don Kladstrup reports.