Sunday Night

Sunday Night

An Australian In Paris / Forgotten / The Happiest Days
Seven  |  November 22, 2015

Melissa Doyle leads a team of Australia's best reporters, breaking the stories that matter.

Melissa Doyle leads a team of Australia's best reporters, breaking the stories that matter.

The Fugitive
For 20 years, Lee Barnett was on the run from police, a wanted woman. Caught up in a fierce custody battle, she kidnapped her baby daughter and fled the US, criss-crossing three continents to evade capture. Lee finally settled on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, and got on with her life until the FBI turned up on her doorstep. Now, for the first time since being released from prison, Lee is able to tell the full story of her life as a fugitive - a secret hidden from even her own children. But that story is far from over. Lee is now campaigning to be reunited with her children in Australia.

Hooked
From the outside looking in, rugby league legend Matt Cooper has it all - a beautiful wife, two healthy girls, a luxurious home and a place in Australian sporting history. But until recently, Matt had a dark secret - a secret that almost cost him everything. He was hiding a severe addiction to prescription drugs. Opioid addiction doesn't discriminate, hundreds of Australians die every year, and thousands more are hopelessly hooked on strong pain killers. From superstars like actor Heath Ledger to everyday mums. Sunday Night's Alex Cullen presents this special health report.

Reach for the Sky
Andy Hensel was a high-flying freestyle motocross star, fearless and always up for a challenge. But six years ago, his dream run came to a tragic end. Andy took off up a ramp hurtling more than 20 metres in the air, and missed the landing. He crashed the bike, broke his back and crushed his spinal cord. The accident left him a paraplegic. Enough, you'd think, to ground him forever. Not Andy. Sunday Night is there as he bravely attempts to fly again.

Sunday Night: The Fugitive/Hooked/Reach for the Sky

News and current affairs

Years 11-12 News and current affairs
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The Fugitive For 20 years, Lee Barnett was on the run from police, a wanted woman. Caught up in a fierce custody battle, she kidnapped her baby daughter and fled the US, criss-crossing three continents to evade capture. Lee finally settled on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, and got on with her life until the FBI turned up on her doorstep. Now, for the first time since being released from prison, Lee is able to tell the full story of her life as a fugitive - a secret hidden from even her own children. But that story is far from over. Lee is now campaigning to be reunited with her children in Australia. Hooked From the outside looking in, rugby league legend Matt Cooper has it all - a beautiful wife, two healthy girls, a luxurious home and a place in Australian sporting history. But until recently, Matt had a dark secret - a secret that almost cost him everything. He was hiding a severe addiction to prescription drugs. Opioid addiction doesn't discriminate, hundreds of Australians die every year, and thousands more are hopelessly hooked on strong pain killers. From superstars like actor Heath Ledger to everyday mums. Sunday Night's Alex Cullen presents this special health report. Reach for the Sky Andy Hensel was a high-flying freestyle motocross star, fearless and always up for a challenge. But six years ago, his dream run came to a tragic end. Andy took off up a ramp hurtling more than 20 metres in the air, and missed the landing. He crashed the bike, broke his back and crushed his spinal cord. The accident left him a paraplegic. Enough, you'd think, to ground him forever. Not Andy. Sunday Night is there as he bravely attempts to fly again.
Iran Deal
One of the biggest news stories of the week was US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an international agreement with Iran. It was made back in 2015 because lots of countries were worried that Iran was trying to make nuclear weapons. While many world leaders said the deal was the best way to bring about peace, others said it didn't do enough to stop Iran making weapons. We find out why ditching the deal is a really big deal for the US and the world.

Hawaii Volcano
One of the world's most active volcanos has been causing havoc in Hawaii. Mt Kilauea has been spewing out ash and rivers of lava which has destroyed homes and property. We find out more about the volcano and meet some local kids who live in the shadow of the volcano.

Aussie Space Agency
This week's federal budget contained an exciting announcement for space enthusiasts. The government is planning to put $41 million into the space industry and, for the first time, the country will get its very own space agency! We find out what Australia's future role in space might look like and why so many countries put money into exploring the cosmos.

Young Archies
We meet nine-year-old James, who is one of the finalists of this year's Young Archie competition. It's the junior version of Australia's most famous portrait prize, the Archibald, and it asks kids to draw or paint someone who's important to them. We find out more about the Archibald and meet the art teacher who inspired James to paint his masterpiece.

BTN Investigates: Toilet water
BTN viewer Pollyanna asked us to find out where toilet water goes, so we decided to investigate! Amelia goes on a fascinating, but slightly smelly tour of a waste water treatment plant to find out what happens when we flush the loo.

Behind the News: Iran Deal/Hawaii Volcano/Aussie Space Agency/Young Archies/Toilet water

News and current affairs

Years 3-4, 5-6 News and current affairs
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Iran Deal One of the biggest news stories of the week was US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an international agreement with Iran. It was made back in 2015 because lots of countries were worried that Iran was trying to make nuclear weapons. While many world leaders said the deal was the best way to bring about peace, others said it didn't do enough to stop Iran making weapons. We find out why ditching the deal is a really big deal for the US and the world. Hawaii Volcano One of the world's most active volcanos has been causing havoc in Hawaii. Mt Kilauea has been spewing out ash and rivers of lava which has destroyed homes and property. We find out more about the volcano and meet some local kids who live in the shadow of the volcano. Aussie Space Agency This week's federal budget contained an exciting announcement for space enthusiasts. The government is planning to put $41 million into the space industry and, for the first time, the country will get its very own space agency! We find out what Australia's future role in space might look like and why so many countries put money into exploring the cosmos. Young Archies We meet nine-year-old James, who is one of the finalists of this year's Young Archie competition. It's the junior version of Australia's most famous portrait prize, the Archibald, and it asks kids to draw or paint someone who's important to them. We find out more about the Archibald and meet the art teacher who inspired James to paint his masterpiece. BTN Investigates: Toilet water BTN viewer Pollyanna asked us to find out where toilet water goes, so we decided to investigate! Amelia goes on a fascinating, but slightly smelly tour of a waste water treatment plant to find out what happens when we flush the loo.
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