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Perspective Podcast - April 11, 2014

In this edition of Perspective...

Pistorius Takes the Stand
This week olympian Oscar Pistorius took the stand in a South African courtroom. The man known as 'Blade Runner' is charged with the premeditated murder of his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and could face at least 25 years in prison if convicted. ABC's Matt Gutman has the details from Pretoria.

Lean In for Graduates
Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, the author of Lean In and now Lean In for Graduates. She joins us now.

Coal Boss
Don Blankenship is a powerful and widely despised businessman accused of skimping on safety measures in his coal mine, where 29 men died. When ABC News first tried to interview him, he threatened to have a producer shot. Despite that unpleasant run-in, Blankenship recently agreed to sit down with ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross who brings us this report.

Prepubescent Preachers
The LaVelle family of Washington State preaches a fiery brand of gospel, sending their children out into the streets to confront sinners in a very public way. What they do turns heads and often elicits very strong responses. ABC's Neal Karlinsky has the story.

It's a Small World
This Thursday, a big anniversary around the world ... Disney's It's a Small World attraction turned 50. Here's ABC's Alex Stone.

Host:  Cheri Preston
Producer:  Colin Tipton

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Perspective Podcast - November 4, 2014

In this edition of Perspective...

Shooting at Fort Hood
On Wednesday evening, a U-S soldier, combat veteran and married father went on a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, leaving four people dead and 16 injured before committing suicide. ABC News Anchor David Muir has the details.

The Fort Hood Community
So how does something like this happen at an Army base? ... the same site of another mass shooting just 5 years earlier. ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz has reported extensively on the soldiers and families at Fort Hood. She sits down with ABC's Dan Abrams to tell us more about this community.

Military Caregivers
Across the country, there are husbands, wives and parents who devote their lives to caring for our wounded soldiers. It's often a very challenging job and there are few programs to support them. ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer has more on these hidden heroes.

Talking Stocks with Henry Blodget
There's been a lot of talk this week about the stock market and high-speed computerized trading. ABC's Richard Davies finds out more from a former trader and Wall Street expert.

Beauty and Beast
An experiment to answer an age-old question: how much can someone get away with *just* because they're good looking? Would you overlook a bad personality because someone was attractive? And how awful of a personality is just *too* much to bear? Here's ABC's Juju Chang.

The Women of Duck Dynasty

The guys with the beards aren't the only stars of Duck Dynasty. Their wives are a large part of the show and now they're opening up to us in ways that may surprise you -- from intimate moments to infidelity to comments on race and sexuality.  Here's ABC's Bianna Golodryga.

Bullets Over Broadway
Woody Allen's 19-94 film "Bullets Over Broadway" is now a big, splashy old-fashioned musical on Broadway, the likes of which the great white way hasn't seen for quite awhile.  Here to tell us more is ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Bill Diehl.

Host:  Cheri Preston
Producer:  Colin Tipton

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Perspective Podcast - March 28, 2014

In this edition of Perspective...

One on One with Governor Christie
On Thursday, Chris Christie's lawyers cleared the New Jersey Governor of wrongdoing in the politically-motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. The million dollar report blamed Christie confidants Bridget Kelly and David Wildstein for the gridlock and said the governor's office had severe structural flaws. Just hours after the taxpayer-funded report was released, Governor Christie spoke exclusively to ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer.

Oscar Pistorius on Trial

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius continued this week in South Africa, where text messages sent by Reeva Steenkamp were played in court. The man known as "Blade Runner" was expected to take the stand on Friday, but his much anticipated testimony was postponed until next month. ABC's Matt Gutman has more from Pretoria.

A Vow of Purity
An estimated 95-percent of Americans have sex before marriage, but you're about to meet a group of girls who take a very different path, pledging not to even kiss until they marry ... and fathers who pledge to be *boyfriends* to their daughters until they find a man to marry. For more on these *purity* promises, here's ABC's Cynthia McFadden.

Recipe Riches
Some amateur home cooks are turning pro, making lots of dough from their recipes, and they claim you don't need any fancy culinary training or high-powered connections to do the same. ABC's Linzie Janis explains.

The Global Water Crisis
One Hollywood A-lister is putting his star power behind an international effort, bringing attention to safe drinking water access and sanitation in developing nations. ABC's Cecilia Vega has the story.

Host:  Cheri Preston
Producer:  Colin Tipton

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