Behind the Headlines
Explore the world of investigative reporting.
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
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- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
4:42Dangers and Drawbacks
4:40Foley and DC Madam
1:48What It Takes
3:00External and Internal Threats Web Exclusive
1:49Future of Network News Web Exclusive
1:47High School Years Web Exclusive
1:40Most Influential Person Web Exclusive
0:44Notable Adminstrations Web Exclusive
0:58Recharging Web Exclusive
1:09Recharging Web Exclusive
What do you consider to be today’s most reliable source for news?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
In his almost 40 years of reporting, Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross has been honored with dozens of awards for his coverage of issues from human rights abuses to corruption in government. He discusses his life as an investigative journalist and the future of network news.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
As ABC News’ chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross reports extensively for “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” and “20/20,” as well as for ABC News Radio and “The Blotter” on ABCNEWS.com.
His investigative reports have exposed corruption at all levels of government, led to changes in domestic laws, and prompted reforms abroad. He has also reported extensively on international human rights abuses such as the sale of executed prisoners’ kidneys in China, sweatshop labor in Saipan and sexual misconduct by U.N. peace keepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ross’ work has been repeatedly honored with the most prestigious awards in journalism, including six DuPont awards, five Peabody awards, five Polk awards, five awards from the Overseas Press Club, 12 Emmys, three Edward R. Murrow awards, and many more. Prior to joining ABC News in 1994, Ross worked for 20 years at NBC News, reporting for the “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC.”
More About Ross
- “The Blotter” blog
- Excerpt from “The Madoff Chronicles”
- Coverage of DC Madam
- Freedom of the press under attack
PENN STATE CONNECTION
WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, January 13 at 9pm
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Monday, January 31 at 12pm and 3am
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.