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Pilots on Deadly Southwest Flight: We Used Hand Signals

ABC News offers snippet of Friday '20/20' interview with Tammie Jo Shults, Darren Ellisor

(Newser) - It's been nearly a month since a frightening Southwest flight that ended in the death of one passenger, and now the pilot with "nerves of steel" and her co-pilot are finally offering their takes. In a short clip promoting a longer 20/20 interview set to air Friday, pilot... More »

20/20 Anchor: I'm in Rehab

Elizabeth Vargas of ABC News is speaking out about alcohol addiction

(Newser) - Elizabeth Vargas, who's been with ABC News since 1996 and has been co-anchoring 20/20 since 2004, confirmed yesterday that she is in rehab for alcohol abuse, E! reports. "Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol," Vargas... More »

Lawyer: Guy Attacked With Sledgehammer Over $1.5M

Weird attack was supposedly over life insurance money

(Newser) - With two psychiatrists, a $1.5 million life insurance policy, and a sledgehammer, an attempted murder case in Manhattan has all the elements of a 20/20 episode—at least according to the victim's lawyer. Michael Weiss had conveniently just changed his life insurance policy to benefit fellow shrink Pamela... More »

Giffords: I'll Go Back to Congress When I Get 'Better'

Full '20/20' interview documents recovery

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords worked hard to walk and talk in last night’s 20/20 interview, but even as she gave brief answers to Diane Sawyer’s questions, it was clear the congresswoman could still understand and had retained her memory. Will she return to Congress? Only when she gets “better,... More »

Meet Mariah's Twin Babies

Carey talks miscarriage, fertility treatments in "20/20" interview

(Newser) - Mariah Carey introduced the world to her new family last night and admitted it was "really tough" to endure a miscarriage before she became pregnant with her twins, ABC News reports. “The main thing I did that was tough, was to go on progesterone like every month… and... More »

Hubby Says Giffords Gave Him Massage in ICU

Capt. Mark Kelly gives first interview since shooting

(Newser) - Gabrielle Giffords’ husband knew his wife was getting better when she gave him a massage. It sounds almost too incredible to believe, but he recounts: "She's in the ICU. You know, gone through this traumatic injury. And she spent 10 minutes giving me a neck massage. It's so typical... More »

ABC to Air First Videos of Jaycee Dugard

Family licenses home videos to network

(Newser) - ABC has licensed some exclusive home videos from the family of Jaycee Lee Dugard, which represent the first footage of the former abductee since her reappearance last August after 18 years. The first tapes will air tomorrow on Good Morning America, with others being held for 20/20 and Nightline, notes... More »

Mark Sanford Took 'Faithful' Out of Vows: Jenny

Jenny Sanford speaks out for the first time with Barbara Walters

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford shares her story of a "cheap" husband who insisted on taking the word "faithful" out of their wedding vows, telling Barbara Walters that despite it all, "I thought he loved me in his own way." In a 20/20 interview airing Friday, Sanford calls her... More »

Chris Brown: I'm Paying for What I Did

Singer apologizes to Rihanna on air, says he regrets assault

(Newser) - Chris Brown apologized to Rihanna on BET’s 106 & Park yesterday, adding that he’s “embarrassed” by the assault. The singer says he doesn’t agree with his ex-girlfriend's decision to discuss the incident on 20/20, but “I can only be a man and just accept the... More »

ABC's John Stossel Jumps Ship for Fox

20/20 anchor joins fellow transplants Chris Wallace, Brit Hume

(Newser) - 20/20 anchor John Stossel is leaving ABC for Fox News and the Fox Business Channel, Mediabistro reports. The move is yet another shakeup for ABC—Stossel’s co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is a frontrunner to replace Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Stossel, a frequent guest on Fox, will have a... More »

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