Sunday Night

Sunday Night

The Whole Story/Food For Thought
Seven  |  October 8, 2017

The Whole Story
You may think you know all there is to know about Australia's queen of television, but for the first time, Kerri-Anne Kennerley is opening about her dark past.

Food For Thought
Maggie Beer is one of the country's most adored and respected cooks - and now there's another reason to love her. She's just released a new cookbook full of recipes to help prevent Alzheimer's.

The Whole Story
You may think you know all there is to know about Australia's queen of television, but for the first time, Kerri-Anne Kennerley is opening about her dark past.

Food For Thought
Maggie Beer is one of the country's most adored and respected cooks - and now there's another reason to love her. She's just released a new cookbook full of recipes to help prevent Alzheimer's.

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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.

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

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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.
Show Me The Money
Australians are being misled into paying millions to a multi-national company that represents some of our biggest charities, according to a number of former contractors. In the past two years Appco has made $100 million from Australian charities through selling merchandise and signing up donors to monthly pledges. The drive to make money created a culture of bizarre sales rituals, the bastardisation of staff and the "ugly" mockery of the very people the company is raising money for, whistle-blowers have told Sunday Night in a special investigation.

Some of Appco's mega profits come through the work of vibrant young people who many Australians would have encountered door knocking neighbourhoods and fundraising at shopping centres. Referred to as "chuggers", short for "charity muggers", the frontline workers solicit donations on behalf of charities, sometimes claiming that more than 90 percent of the donations they receive will make it into the hands of the needy. Not so, said Ivan Alloshe, a former Appco contractor who worked his way up the ranks in the empire he now wants to expose.

Forever Young
Making it to 100 years of age once seemed like an impossible goal - and if you got a letter from the Queen you knew you'd earned it. But now, reaching that magic century is tantalisingly close for all of us. Scientists have just developed a miracle pill they say will not only help us live longer, but make those years healthier as well. But it's not just scientists who think they have the answers.

On an island in the Mediterranean, so many residents have surpassed the age of 100 that it's been nicknamed "The Island of the Immortals". This Sunday, Denham Hitchcock reveals the surprising results of a global search for the secret to a much longer and healthier life. Could the answer lie in a single pill?

Sunday Night: Show Me The Money/Forever Young

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Years 11-12 News and current affairs
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Show Me The Money Australians are being misled into paying millions to a multi-national company that represents some of our biggest charities, according to a number of former contractors. In the past two years Appco has made $100 million from Australian charities through selling merchandise and signing up donors to monthly pledges. The drive to make money created a culture of bizarre sales rituals, the bastardisation of staff and the "ugly" mockery of the very people the company is raising money for, whistle-blowers have told Sunday Night in a special investigation. Some of Appco's mega profits come through the work of vibrant young people who many Australians would have encountered door knocking neighbourhoods and fundraising at shopping centres. Referred to as "chuggers", short for "charity muggers", the frontline workers solicit donations on behalf of charities, sometimes claiming that more than 90 percent of the donations they receive will make it into the hands of the needy. Not so, said Ivan Alloshe, a former Appco contractor who worked his way up the ranks in the empire he now wants to expose. Forever Young Making it to 100 years of age once seemed like an impossible goal - and if you got a letter from the Queen you knew you'd earned it. But now, reaching that magic century is tantalisingly close for all of us. Scientists have just developed a miracle pill they say will not only help us live longer, but make those years healthier as well. But it's not just scientists who think they have the answers. On an island in the Mediterranean, so many residents have surpassed the age of 100 that it's been nicknamed "The Island of the Immortals". This Sunday, Denham Hitchcock reveals the surprising results of a global search for the secret to a much longer and healthier life. Could the answer lie in a single pill?
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.

7.30: April 18, 2018

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Years 11-12 News and current affairs
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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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