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True Life Season 3 Episodes

18 Episodes 2000 - 2003

Episode 1

I'm on Ecstasy

Thu, Nov 30, 2000 30 mins

The illicit substance Ecstasy, or MDMA, is examined. Popular among folks who frequent raves, its reach extends into the professional job ranks. While some experts preach of its dangerous side effects, a growing movement claims that it has a legitimate, therapeutic use.

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Episode 2

I'm a Backyard Wrestler

Sun, Dec 3, 2000 30 mins

Spotlighted: the antics of backyard wrestlers, kids and young adults who re-create the mayhem of professional wrestling with their friends.

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Episode 3

I'm an NFL Rookie

Wed, Jan 17, 2001 30 mins

An examination of Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Plaxico Burress' first season. As a first-round pick, the wide receiver got off to a rocky start and was benched by coach Bill Cowher before a hand injury sent him to the sidelines for the season.

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Episode 4

I Drive Race Cars

Sat, Apr 21, 2001 30 mins

Profiles of NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Shawna Robinson and Casey Atwood, who, in 2001 at 20 years of age, became the youngest driver to ever compete in the Daytona 500.

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Episode 5

I'm a Cheerleader

Sat, Apr 7, 2001 60 mins

The arduous process cheerleaders undertake is chronicled, including pressures they face to make the squad, rivalries that develop between girls and the heartbreak some experience when they don't make the cut.

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Episode 6

I'm a Beauty Queen

Thu, Jan 17, 2002 60 mins

A look at the life of a beauty queen.

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Episode 7

I Can't Breathe

Wed, Nov 14, 2001 60 mins

The story of a 23-year-old smoker and mother of two who was diagnosed with emphysema. Christy Turlington hosts.

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Episode 8

The Aftermath of Terror

Sat, Nov 17, 2001 30 mins

Young people in Paterson, N.J., relate how they're dealing with the Sept. 11 tragedies.

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Episode 9

I'm a Private Wrestler

Sun, Apr 22, 2001 30 mins

Women who wrestle men in their homes for money are spotlighted.

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Episode 10

I'm a True Life VIP

Tue, Jan 8, 2002 30 mins

Updates on guests from past episodes.

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Episode 11

I'm Getting Plastic Surgery

Thu, Feb 7, 2002 60 mins

Young people undergoing plastic surgery discuss the process and share their thoughts.

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Episode 12

I'm Coming Out

Thu, Jun 27, 2002 60 mins

Four young people "come out" to their parents.

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Episode 13

I Have Embarrassing Parents

Thu, Jul 11, 2002 60 mins

Kids spotlight their embarrassing folks, including an avid "Star Wars" dad; and a nudist mom.

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Episode 14

I'm in Therapy

Thu, Jul 18, 2002 60 mins

Topic: psychotherapy.

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Episode 15

I'm Getting Married

Sat, Nov 30, 2002 60 mins

Topic: marriage.

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Episode 16

I'm Going to Fat Camp

Sat, Dec 7, 2002 60 mins

Three young people attend a weight-loss camp.

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Episode 17

I'm a Heisman Candidate

Sun, Dec 22, 2002 60 mins

Profiles of players who were touted as candidates for the Heisman Trophy during the 2002 college football season. Included: Miami QB Ken Dorsey, Oregon RB Onterrio Smith, Tennessee QB Casey Clausen, Marshall QB Byron Leftwich, Miami RB Willis McGahee and Iowa State QB Seneca Wallace.

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Episode 18

I'm Getting Breast Implants

Sun, Dec 29, 2002 60 mins

An overview of the decision to get breast implants. Also: removing implants; and what's involved in breast-reduction surgery.

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