THIS WEEK ON 20/20
Thursday 30 August, 9.30pm
Don’t miss 20/20 – the best of New Zealand and international Current Affairs presented by Miriama Kamo with reporters Pete Cronshaw, Paul Hobbs and Hadyn Jones.
This Week on 20/20
All Black Captain Richie McCaw is one of the most high profile men in the country. Many women adore him, and if he lifts the Rugby cup, most men will want to shout him a beer. But if you thought you’d had a close encounter with him, you might be wrong. 20/20 investigates the age-old saying that somewhere in the world, we all have a double, and comes up trumps with Richie’s. Natalie Crook also tracks down two strangers, from opposite ends of the world, who frequently fool others, and finds her very own doppelganger.
It’s being hailed as a new wonder treatment by enthusiasts – with claims HGH, or Human Growth Hormone, can do everything from reverse aging, to reduce fat, and also help kids struggling with shortness reach unprecedented heights. But critics fear it’s being overused, and that just because children are short doesn’t meant they’re broken. 20/20 follows two children for four years – and finds out whether HGH is the key to their high hopes.
As Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears’ face career crises, with jail time, and public spin-outs, there’s one star who’s been where they are now, and is very definitely on the comeback trail. You might remember Jodie Sweetin as the sweet-faced middle child on Full House, but when the show ended her life took a very dramatic turn. While Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen went on to stellar careers, Jodie’s time in the spotlight disappeared overnight. She turned to drugs, and began a double life, hiding her habit from her policeman husband. When her secret was revealed many thought she’d never recover. She tells 20/20 what’s bringing her happiness now.
We all know the beautiful people seem to live a charmed life, but 20/20 puts to the test, just what being a ten on the looks scale means in everyday life. While some say they’re frequently attacked and hated for being beautiful, others admit they’re working to get any advantage they can. You’ll see just what advantages the favoured few get in a series of intriguing experiments.
The best of New Zealand and international current affairs. 20/20 – with reporters Miriama Kamo, Pete Cronshaw, Paul Hobbs and Hadyn Jones. Judged Best Current Affairs Report (Team Award) and Best Current Affairs Reporter (Hayden Jones) at the 2006 Qantas Television Awards.
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