Barack Obama came to office arousing more enthusiasm world-wide than any previous American president. He promised to close Guantanamo. Why is it still open? He ordered the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. What risks made him pause? In his speeches he promised to restore America's moral standing in the world. Why did he then authorise more extrajudicial executions by drone than George W. Bush? He succeeded in passing a national health care law. Why did the opponents of this reform bring the US to the edge of default in an effort to stop it?
Host Krishna Andavolu brings an all American mum to Colorado to be stoned and dined by some very curious pot entrepreneurs. What can the marijuana industry do to convince soccer mums that puffing on a joint is akin to sipping on chardonnay?
Gaetano and Delia, a separated couple, try to pick up the pieces of their broken love, recalling all the faults and the mistakes which led them to where they are now. Original title Nessuno Si Salva Da Solo.
Ken Wyatt Becomes First Indigenous Minister
Western Australian MP Ken Wyatt has become the first Indigenous Australian to be promoted to the ministry. He joins 7.30 to discuss his new role as minister for aged care and indigenous health.
Long Wait Lists For Colonoscopies Could Be Putting Lives At Risk
Doctors are concerned that long wait lists for colonoscopies could be putting lives at risk.
Clowns Say World Needs Laughter In Trump Era
A clown couple visiting Australia with their colourful act Air Play believe people need laughter now, more than ever.
Barack Obama Cuts Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence
President Barack Obama has cut the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking classified files to WikiLeaks. The decision may affect the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
For the very special debut episode of series 5 of Home Delivery, multi-award winning actor Sam Neill takes Julia Zemiro back to New Zealand's South Island to visit the places that helped shape his life and career.
Adam illustrates how, despite its macho man reputation, prostitutes actually helped settle the West. He then goes on to explain why the 'all-American cowboy' is a myth, and that the real hero of the west wasn't a person at all; it was air conditioning.
Morgan Spurlock, the Academy Award-nominated director of Super Size Me, tells compelling stories from an insider's perspective on a diverse range of topics - from America's trash epidemic to living on Bitcoin. For generations, space exploration has been embraced as part of human destiny. But since the scaling-back of NASA, a new space-race has begun: not between sovereign nations, but between corporations. Morgan dons a spacesuit and explores this new Wild West.
When a young Army veteran dies of Gulf War syndrome, his embittered brother decides to eschew a military funeral in favour of a simple cremation and disposal. Ruth invites Hiram over to cook dinner then takes a job working for Nikolai. David casts the swing vote in the church search committee's decision to hire a progressive young associate priest. Claire has trouble recognising the value of algebra at school and in her life. Nate and Brenda plan to spend their first weekend away, but Billy has other ideas.
With a lull in business at Fisher's, Nate and David decide to rent out a room at the funeral home to make some extra income, and Frederico is tempted to take on some extra work at Kroehner's. Claire struggles to grasp the lessons of her outreach hike in the mountains, and Ruth struggles to reconcile her feelings toward Hiram with her need for excitement. Connor, a longtime Aussie friend of Brenda's, gets under Nate's skin. David's mood is buoyed by some good news: a bus crash has killed scores, and many of them are local!
The joy and struggle of being a child and raising a child are combined with the demands of domesticity and the pressure of external forces as our five families courageously step up to life's challenges.
A Mexican-American gang member is killed, and the Fishers find that the family's wishes for burial are at odds with those of the gang's leader, Powerful. Meanwhile, with arson investigators breathing down the family's throat, Nate, David and Ruth wonder if Claire might have had something to do with the fire across the street. Brenda arrives for her first dinner at the Fishers, but fails to make a favourable impression with Ruth. And David gets courage from an unexpected source to end a feud with Keith - and stand up to Gilardi's threat to destroy the Fisher's business.
This film tells the story of an unlikely kind of friendship that develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name 'Jimmy' and gets a job as a day labourer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus's IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.
World War I was the bloodiest war the world had ever seen. A young Adolf Hitler served in the trenches and tunnels of Belgium's Western Front. Join host Don Wildman as he explores the subterranean web where 24,000 Allied soldiers waited to ambush the enemy, to the indestructible fortress that endured thousands of bombs daily. Discover the underground that made World War I one of the most brutal wars in history... and turned Hitler into the terrifying madman of World War II.
Stories include, 'Otto Frank's lost letters reveal Holocaust survivor's 'other Anne'', 'Tobacco industry targets illegal tobacco', 'Zed Seselja and Jim Chalmers discuss the politics of negative gearing' and 'There's no democracy in Liberal Party says suspended member, Charlie Lynn'.
With just over a week until Christmas the disturbing events of the siege in Sydney's Martin Place threaten to overshadow what should be the busiest week of the year for our Kebab Kings - and the Bozoglu family work their final days behind the counter at Oz Turk.
Stories include: 'Furious row erupts over Medicare', 'Stencil artist Luke Cornish creates portrait of Cate McGregor', 'A look at the Coalition's most marginal seat, Petrie', 'Mother of baby Summer Jamsek reveals heartbreak over coroner's findings'
FURIOUS ROW ERUPTS OVER MEDICARE
A furious row has erupted over Labor's claim that the Coalition is going to privatise Medicare. Malcolm Turnbull has described the claim as an 'outrageous, bizarre' lie.
STENCIL ARTIST LUKE CORNISH CREATES PORTRAIT OF CATE MCGREGOR
Follow the journey of stencil artist Luke Cornish, aka 'E.L.K', as he creates a portrait of Cate McGregor to enter into The Archibald Portrait Prize.
A LOOK AT THE COALITION'S MOST MARGINAL SEAT, PETRIE
Peter McCutcheon visits two key electorates, the marginal Queensland seat of Petrie and the seat of Forde which is often used as a litmus test for the government of the day.
MOTHER OF BABY SUMMER JAMSEK REVEALS HEARTBREAK OVER CORONER'S FINDINGS
Melbourne mother Sonja Jamsek has revealed her heartache that a Victorian Coroner has not been able to find a clear cause of death or deficiencies in care at a private maternity hospital where her newborn baby died.
Haunted by the death of her refrigerator expansion valve, a young woman moves to Tuscany to begin a new life - only to discover that you can't escape your past (the broken expansion valve follows her there). #MadAsHellTV
Stories include: 'From Sydney vet to Middle Eastern camel racer', 'Bob Carr discusses the government's decision to block a Chinese bid for AusGrid', 'Australia's accidental swimmer now an Olympic gold medalist', '7.30 goes into the favelas to see the reality behind Rio's Olympic glitz', 'Peter Dutton discusses the leaked Nauru files'
FROM SYDNEY VET TO MIDDLE EASTERN CAMEL RACER
Thirty years ago Sydney vet Alex Tinson received an offer too intriguing to refuse - travel to the other side of the world and breed champion racing camels for the President of the United Arab Emirates.
BOB CARR DISCUSSES THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO BLOCK A CHINESE BID FOR AUSGRID
Scott Morrison has announced that the government will reject a Chinese bidder for the NSW electricity distributor AusGrid. Former Foreign Minister Bob Carr says it sends mixed signals to China.
AUSTRALIA'S ACCIDENTAL SWIMMER NOW AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
Kyle Chalmers wins the 100 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics after only taking up the sport seriously for a few years.
7.30 GOES INTO THE FAVELAS TO SEE THE REALITY BEHIND RIO'S OLYMPIC GLITZ
7.30 goes on patrol with Brazil's UPP to investigate the process of 'pacification' that was used to clean up some of Rio favelas before the Olympics
PETER DUTTON DISCUSSES THE LEAKED NAURU FILES
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton joins Leigh Sales to discuss the leaked Nauru files.
From the near miraculous abilities of a Shaolin monk, what happens when 10,000 volts are pumped straight into a watermelon? What happens when heat resistant ovenware is pushed to the limit, when a wine bottle is heated and cooled in quick succession, and when the strength of human is hair put to the test?
Roper welcomes Pine into his inner circle, leaving Corky out in the cold. Meanwhile, Burr has concerns for the safety of her source, when she suspects key information has been leaked to the River House.
When Lacey's BFF Ally comes to town, they decide to 'help' Jenna throw a rager. The next day a forgetful and hungover Jenna struggles to reconstruct the events of the wild night and find out who she kissed.
Stories include, 'These are the young men behind the Parramatta gun plot and what police knew about them', 'MH17 report prompts families to hope they can get reparations from Russia', 'Australia's terrorism problem 'getting worse' warns AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin' and 'Australia pursuing legal options over MH17 downing says Defence Minister Marise Payne'.
Michelle, aged 51 has found a younger lover in Tunisia with plans to wed 26-year-old Mesbeh, while in Montreal, 57-year-old guitarist Jerry and 24-year-old Shelle got together through their shared love of heavy metal.
The second part of this epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy continues in the year 2015. Kenji, the hero from the first film has been missing for 15 years and the evil Friend rules an apocalyptic vision of the world. Kenji's niece, Kanna, is a high school student with a rebellious streak. But when a New Book of Prophesies surfaces, it appears that Kanna is the chosen one who has the power to defeat Friend's empire and reveal the fate of her uncle.
Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.
Eddie Obeid Sentenced To Five Years' Jail
Former NSW Labor heavyweight Eddie Obeid was today sentenced to five years' jail. His former colleagues have heralded the sentence as a win for the anti-corruption body, ICAC.
Stockbroker Accused Of Cheating Man With Alzheimer's Out Of $1 million
Stockbroking giant Bell Potter is facing claims it cheated a dying man out of $1 million while he was succumbing to Alzheimer's disease.
Indigenous Art - But Not As You Know It
A new exhibition of more than 100 female Indigenous artists at the National Gallery of Victoria is challenging what Aboriginal art is 'meant' to look like.
Former Ambassador To Syria, Ross Burns, On The Likely Outcome Of The War
Ross Burns, former Australian ambassador to Syria, joins 7.30 to discuss the likely outcome of the war there.
In the five years that separated the end of WWII from the start of the Cold War, the world had hoped for a lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. Five years of chaos and hope for the people of a shattered Europe, who became pawns in the games of the major powers.
Superheroines botch up a battle, girly chit chat in a Ladies Room, a blogger films at a local park, Australia's first male police officer suffers sexism on his first day at work and a hard-hitting rap song all about 'That Flow'.
Carbon Emissions And Adler Shotgun Dominate COAG Meeting
The Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra has reached agreement on greater restrictions for the lever-action Adler shotgun. But the talks were dominated by a scrap over energy - after Malcolm Turnbull ruled out any consideration of an emissions intensity scheme.
Maths Teacher, Eddie Woo, Is The Perfect Example Of How Teachers Can Make A Difference
Two recent reports on Australian maths and science students have shown they're either stagnating, or going backwards. But the blame for that certainly can't be laid at the feet of Eddie Woo. He's head of mathematics at Cherrybrook Technology High School in Sydney, and videos of his inspirational lessons have become YouTube sensations.
Brother Of Boy 'Stripped With Knife' In Don Dale Wants Guards Charged
The brother of a 14-year-old boy who says he was forcibly stripped and isolated for long periods, is asking why no charges have been laid by the Northern Territory police since more details about alleged abuse in Don Dale detention centre emerged this year.
Adler Decision Is A 'Quick And Dirty Stitch-Up' Says Shooters Fishers And Farmers Party MP
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party MP, Robert Borsak, has condemned the state and federal governments over their decision to ban the seven-shot Adler shotgun, saying they'll campaign against it at both federal and state levels.
Alaigie is preparing to leave Gambia to travel 'the back way', 6000km to Italy to find work. Following his father's death, Alaigie's dreams of becoming an engineer were shattered and he needs to earn money to support his family. He films the dangerous journey through Africa via a network of smugglers, at the mercy of thieves and violent border guards, across the Sahara in overloaded trucks to Tripoli where he is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Victoria Takes First Steps Towards Allowing Euthanasia
Victoria's Parliament looks set to hold a conscience vote on euthanasia legislation next year, with it likely to pass.
Bowen Discusses The Shrinking Economy
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen talks to Leigh Sales about today's quarterly GDP figures, which show the Australian economy shrank for the first time since 2011.
Locals Rebel Against Australian Takeover Of Norfolk Island
A mutiny is brewing on Norfolk Island. The target is Canberra and the island's administrator, former Liberal MP Gary Hardgrave.
Prospect Of Emissions Scheme Lasts Less Than 48 Hours
The prospect of an emission intensity scheme raised by energy minister Josh Frydenberg has been killed less than 48 hours after it was first mentioned.
Richard Flanagan journeys with presenter Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels, and on to Thailand, to see first-hand the site of the Death Railway.
In this final episode of First Contact season two, the group finds themselves at the West Kimberley Regional Prison to experience what life is like in an Aboriginal prison. As night falls, they have a decision to make. A cell is available. Who in the group will take up the offering of joining the 10,000 Indigenous people locked up every night in Australia? In the morning, the group heads due east to the tiny town of Coen in far north Queensland, one of four communities to be part of a radical welfare reform experiment. They experience a controversial teaching technique that aims to close the education gap and get Aboriginal kids reading, writing and ultimately into work to escape the cycle of welfare dependency, and debate and opinions are stirred up again.