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.
“Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story” examines the efforts of two naturalists to combat elephant poaching in Zambia. After moving to the country in 1986, the couple waged war against an indifferent government, and trained an understaffed army of scouts to keep hunters away from the animals. Correspondent: Meredith Vieira.
“Turning Point at Waco: The Untold Story,” an updated edition on the 1993 showdown between federal agents and cultists at the Branch Davidian compound in Texas. Included: interviews with Branch Davidians; footage of David Koresh. Anchor: Diane Sawyer.
Tom Jarriel reports on Diane and Dennis Nason, an Oregon couple who adopted over 70 children and now face charges including neglect and racketeering. The hour chronicles the Nasons' mission to adopt unwanted children. Anchor: Barbara Walters.
A report on how some Romanian orphans taken in by American families have fared since the wave of adoptions in the early 1990s. Included: how several couples have dealt with their children's developmental difficulties. Correspondent:Tom Jarriel.
A report on same-sex couples seeking to formalize their relationships features interviews with soon-to-be-wed couples and their families. Included: a divorced mother whose sister objects to her impending lesbian union; an Episcopal priest who helps plan a same-sex ceremony.
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 investigation into a 1993 crisis involving hamburger meat tainted by E. coli bacteria, which caused deaths in some states. Included: meat-inspection standards; comments from fast-food restaurant officials. Meredith Vieira reports.
Don Kladstrup reports on the Chicago Tribune's campaign targeting violence against youngsters, which gave front-page coverage to victims under age 15. Examined: the impact of the campaign. Diane Sawyer anchors.
A report commemorating the 25th anniversary of Woodstock includes comments from people who participated in the 1969 event; a look at competing festivals scheduled for August; and footage from the film "Woodstock." John Donvan reports.
Scheduled: A report on surrogacy follows a surrogate mother's pregnancy for an infertile couple. Also featured: an interview with a California couple seeking a surrogate to carry their deceased daughter's embryos. Correspondent: Elizabeth Vargas.
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.
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 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.
Celebrities and others discuss watershed moments in their lives. Included: the NBA's Charles Barkley; former President Jimmy Carter; tenor Jose Carreras; country singer Loretta Lynn; a plane-crash survivor; a Holocaust survivor. Barbara Walters reports.
Barbara Walters reports on problems faced by those trying to combat drunken driving and to prevent repeat offenses. Included: interviews with families of accident victims; a look at cases in Texas and New York.
"Heroin: High School High," a report on heroin addiction among teens. Included: comment from Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, himself a former addict; and a segment on a Florida girl trying to overcome her drug habit, in the wake of a fatal overdose by one of her friends. Meredith Vieira reports.
Diane Sawyer revisits the family of the first surviving set of sextuplets in America, spending a day with them and their children. Included: the impact of financial pressures; the children's development of distinct personalities; the recent birth of another set of sextuplets.
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.