In 2004, Matthew Shepard's killing changed the dialogue on gay life. His murder has been widely described as a hate crime, and gay activists cite it when demanding hate crime legislation. Shepard, a gay college student was severely beaten and tied to a fence by two men on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard died a few days later. He became a symbol for the gay community when the murder was deemed as an anti-gay hate crime. But was the murder of Matthew Shepard a "gay bashing," or were there other factors in play that night? Exclusive prison interviews with convicted killers Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson on the events leading up to that fateful night.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Ryan White became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from school because of his infection. A hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment and, when diagnosed in 1984, was given six months to live. Though doctors said he posed no risk to other students, when Ryan tried to return to school, many parents and teachers rallied against his attendance. In a rare interview, Ryan and his mother describe what it's like to live with HIV while dealing with the trials of growing up. It's a remarkable profile of patience, courage and determination.This program also includes a report from April 5, 1990 that has Ryan answering questions from school children.Airdate: 3/2/88 and 4/5/90When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the young president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant health-care lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obamas endeavor.
In stunning portraits of individuals grappling with the end of life along with the doctors, family members, activists and legal experts with stakes in their decisions this 60-minute FRONTLINE film explores with clear-eyed intimacy Americas ambivalence about assisted suicide and its consequences.
ABC News Primetime North Korea: Inside the Shadows
Manufacturer: ABC News
The world outside does not see it, those inside rarely leave it. A hermetically sealed nation enthralled to a mysterious leader who has spread fear throughout the world by unleashing a nuclear explosion. North Korea could be the most dangerous flashpoint on Earth. Diane Sawyer takes an unprecedented look at life inside the secretive country. Granted a 12-day visa to Pyongyang, North Korea, Sawyer explores the country whose mysterious leader has spread fear with a recent underground nuclear explosion. Sawyer pulls back the curtain to reveal what daily life is like for the notoriously isolated country. North Koreans have no contact with the outside world. Are they truly uniform in their thoughts, and how they live their lives? Are they happy? What do they think of America and Kim Jong Il, the man they call "dear leader"?Anchor: Diane SawyerAirdate: December 8, 2006
In the ninth century, did a woman do the unimaginable -- disguise herself as a man and win the throne of the Catholic Church? The legend of Pope Joan -- who historians say called herself Pope John Anglicus -- is supported by clues in several examples of art and architecture found in Italy. But did a female Pope really live and reign for two and half years -- before she went into childbirth in the middle of a papal procession? ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer explores her existence, described in church chronicles including the Vatican itself.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to Americas financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Streets leaders have escaped prosecution.
NBC News Presents: Inside Evil - Serial Killers Jeffrey Dahmer & Son of Sam
Manufacturer: Genius Entertainment
They are two of the most notorious names in the history of American crime. Now NBC News brings you the inside story of serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer and David Berkowitz, aka "The Son of Sam." Exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage bring new understanding to what drove these men to kill. In "Inside Evil: Jeffrey Dahmer," Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips confronts Dahmer on-camera, in a prison interview about the victims he killed and cannibalized -- and the urges that drove him. In a rare interview with Dahmer's father, Phillips examines events in Dahmer's childhood that could have pushed him to murder. It's a compelling portrait of a killer and the demons deep down inside him. In "Inside Evil: Son Of Sam," NBC News investigates the infamous serial murder case that terrorized New York City in 1977: did killer David Berkowitz have help in his crime spree, and could other murderers still be at large? Here, in rare video, "Son of Sam" speaks for himself on camera - and makes startling charges about who may really be behind some the crimes. Bonus Features: Never-before-seen extra footage from Stone Phillips' interviews with Jeffrey Dahmer and his father Lionel - with new insights into what compelled a man to murder.
Every ten minutes, someone in the US contracts HIV, and nearly half of the one million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children. Endgame: AIDS in Black America is a groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the countrys most urgent, preventable health crises. The film traces the history of the epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals who tell their stories.