19 newcomers to television, one instruction: Tell us something we don't know.
Stories include, 'Revolutionary new rehab program', 'Critics say clubs breeding new pokie addicts', 'Clinton's compromise over Israeli settlements', 'Slow food movement gains support'.
Stories include, 'Expulsions strain Fiji-Australia relations', 'Iranian police clash with protestors', 'Search for Indian Ocean survivors ends', 'Australia influential in climate talks, says Garnaut', 'Afghanistan hard all the time for Coalition', 'Gore optimistic of Copenhagen summit', 'Costello makes move to private sector'.
New findings indicate that some of the most addictive and dangerous drugs are legal ones. This program looks at the pros and cons of the current drug classification system.
With its giant wind farms and peddle-pushing population, Denmark looks like a model global citizen setting a shining green example for all comers to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Look a little closer though and there are some grubby realities.
Stories include, 'Kevin Rudd's shocking luck', 'Privatisation plans send Qld premier's popularity plummeting', 'The Melbourne Cup's winning duo join The 7.30 Report', 'Une Fille Wonder'.
Stories include, 'RBA rate rise not the last', 'West Atlas leak plugged', 'Bad policy to blame for asylum seeker problems', 'Karzai wins Afghan election', 'Fiji expels Australian High Commissioner', 'Stephen Smith joins Lateline', 'Obama achievements considered on anniversary'.
Can we make ourselves smarter? What is your IQ? New scientific research has unlocked the secrets of the adult brain. It is not hard wired but plastic. You can teach an old dog new tricks. Brain training is one of the fastest growing new industries. Some organisations claim they can make you more intelligent or unleash your genius. But can they and do they really work?
21 Up South Africa offers insights into the social and political changes occurring throughout the country since the fall of Apartheid. First filmed as fourteen 7-year-olds in 1992, these youngsters are ordinary South Africans growing up at a time of enormous social change. We see them now at age 21 making their way in the new South Africa, as well as flashbacks from their interviews when they were 7 and 14.
Looks behind the headlines of the food riots which have occurred in the last few years around the world, attempting to find possible explanations and solutions through investigations in Senegal, Haiti, Thailand, Japan, Mexico and India. This film also shows how the major international decision makers are currently responding to the crisis. In early 2008 in Cameroun, three days of rioting left 40 people dead. Around the world, over 30 other countries have witnessed similar riots.
This week's program continues the story of a young nurse who disappeared from a Sydney train station without trace five years ago. While Kylie Labouchardiere's family struggled to cope with their grief, the man behind the murder plotted frantically to cover his tracks.
Stories include, 'Government slips in polls', 'Passengers missing after boat sinks', 'Debate mounts over asylum seekers', 'Hockey discusses asylum seekers', 'Oil spill erupts into fireball', 'Blast rocks Rawalpindi', 'Afghan election cancelled after Abdullah withdraws'.
What does the community do with convicted child sex offenders when they've done their time? Reporter Liz Jackson speaks to convicted paedophile Dennis Ferguson. The program looks at Ferguson's life and his crimes and asks if he is sorry for what he's done and how he believes he should be treated. The program talks to politicians, doctors and activists about the Ferguson case and the broader issues it raises. Is it possible for someone who has committed a crime against children to be re-integrated into society and if so how do we go about doing that?
Just over a year ago the people of Cumnock (pop. 300), a tiny town four hours drive west of Sydney, were presented with a radical idea. Cumnock resident Christine Weston suggested that they offer their empty farmhouses to people from the city. The families would pay only a dollar a week but they would have to do some basic repairs on their houses.
Stories include, 'The birdman', 'The allergy solution', 'A rock and a hard place', and 'She's back'.
Tony Jones as Richard Ackland and Waleed Aly engage in a healthy bout of inter-city rivalry. Michael Moore discusses his new film. Terence Tao analyses prime numbers.
Stories include, 'Emissions scheme uncertain even with amendments', 'Man charged over backpacker's death', 'MP in court on child-sex charges', 'Obama honours dead US soldiers', 'Army expands control in Afghanistan', 'Burke, Morrison discuss week in politics', 'Chinese vice premier talks up relations', 'Stephen Long gives his economics analysis'.
Stories include, 'Government may force asylum seekers to disembark', 'Unaccompanied minors could be in detention', 'Indonesian foreign minister discusses asylum seekers', 'Pakistan bombing kills 80 people', 'Taliban says Afghan shootout just the beginning', 'Japan reinforces opposition tuna-catch cuts'.
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