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Fatal Distraction/Veiled Threat/The Boss
Seven  |  September 18, 2016

Fatal Distraction
Could this device stop you looking at your phone while driving? New technology out of Canberra will alert drivers when they are distracted and even stop their car. The Fovio system has been developed by a company called Seeing Machines and enables cars to monitor drivers and prevent accidents caused by distraction.

Veiled Threat
The moment a Muslim woman is threatened for wearing a burkini on a beach. Muslim women will find themselves at the centre of a swim suit battle this summer as unrest continues over the Aussie-designed 'burkini'. It is called the Burkini, a top-to-toe swimming outfit designed for Muslim women in Australia by an Australian designer. But it has become the flash point for an ideological battle between Muslims and non-Muslims in France where women are being fined and removed from beaches for wearing them.

The Boss
'You're picked on, beat up, cast out'. 'The Boss' has opened up about life before he was an acclaimed musician. "I think when I was young, I wanted to be like the Rolling Stones, I wanted to be like the Beatles or Dylan or Elvis," Springsteen said in his interview with Sunday Night. "I wanted to rock really hard, I wanted to make people excited and thrilled and happy and those were my goals." But he had a long way to go when he met guitarist Steve Van Zandt in the 1960s, who is still one of his closest friends and band mates.

Fatal Distraction
Could this device stop you looking at your phone while driving? New technology out of Canberra will alert drivers when they are distracted and even stop their car. The Fovio system has been developed by a company called Seeing Machines and enables cars to monitor drivers and prevent accidents caused by distraction.

Veiled Threat
The moment a Muslim woman is threatened for wearing a burkini on a beach. Muslim women will find themselves at the centre of a swim suit battle this summer as unrest continues over the Aussie-designed 'burkini'. It is called the Burkini, a top-to-toe swimming outfit designed for Muslim women in Australia by an Australian designer. But it has become the flash point for an ideological battle between Muslims and non-Muslims in France where women are being fined and removed from beaches for wearing them.

The Boss
'You're picked on, beat up, cast out'. 'The Boss' has opened up about life before he was an acclaimed musician. "I think when I was young, I wanted to be like the Rolling Stones, I wanted to be like the Beatles or Dylan or Elvis," Springsteen said in his interview with Sunday Night. "I wanted to rock really hard, I wanted to make people excited and thrilled and happy and those were my goals." But he had a long way to go when he met guitarist Steve Van Zandt in the 1960s, who is still one of his closest friends and band mates.

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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.

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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.
Indigenous Runner Takes on Boston Marathon
Zibeon Fielding has gone from the red dirt of Mimili in outback Australia to the cold wet streets of the US to compete in the gruelling Boston Marathon. Part of former champion Robet De Castella's Indigenous Marathon Foundation, he's running to raise money for diabetes sufferers in his community - and be a role model for his young daughter.

Irwin to Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, died 12 years ago. Now he's getting a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Terri Irwin reflects on her husband's legacy.

Former FBI Boss Questions if Trump is Fit for Office
Leigh Sales talks about the reaction to James Comey's book covering his dealings with Donald Trump, as she prepares to interview the former FBI chief.

A Regional WA Town Fighting Back Against Ice
Barely a week goes by without another expose of hopeless addiction and lives destroyed by the drug ice. But in regional WA, where consumption of the drug is almost double the national average, one community is fighting back. Former addicts and their families are behind a push to get more users into rehab.

AMP Customers Charged for Financial Advice Never Received
One of the country's oldest and most trusted financial institutions charged thousands of customers for nothing, misled the corporate regulator and them tried to cover it up. AMP is the first financial institution to be questioned by the banking Royal Commission over the fee-for-no-service scandal.

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