In this edition of Perspective...
Music lost one of its greatest stars this week, when the queen of disco -- Donna Summer -- passed away at the age of 63. Her iconic songs helped define the sound of the '70s and her star power lasted 40 years. She won five grammy awards and an oscar for Best Original Song from the movie "Thank God It's Friday." Before her death, we spoke to Summer about her life and career.
The Kennedy Legacy of Loss
This week another chapter was written in the Kennedy family story. Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead of an apparent suicide. The unexpected death of yet another member of the storied family is a reminder of their long history of public sorrow -- a political family of immense wealth and incredible power that's suffered great loss time and time again. Here's ABC's Cynthia McFadden.
Some are calling him one of the greatest impostors of our time. Authorities say he has multiple identities but often posed as a Navy commander and scammed money from donations for a fake veteran's charity. In fact, he has so many fake identities that investigators have no idea *who* he really is. ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross reports on the peculiar case of "Mr. X."
If a parent has just discovered their six-year-old child is missing from her bed, how should they sound when they call for help? That's the question being asked about the father of Isabelle Cellis (iss-ah-bell sell-is) who can be heard laughing on a 9-1-1 recording minutes after realizing his little girl was missing. How much can a 9-1-1 call reveal about guilt or innocence? ABC's Ryan Owens asked the experts to find out.
Incarcerated Without Charge
The story of an American trapped far from home -- he's spent nearly a year imprisoned but has never been charged with a crime. We traveled to South America to investigate and bring you deep inside his real-life nightmare.
Evolving technology has made snooping and spying easy, with people bugging everything from eyeglasses to pens ... and even their own children. But what happens when squabbling ex-wives and ex-husbands try to use those recordings in court? Here's ABC's Terry Moran.
Billy Bob Thornton
What oscar-winning writer can barely read? His name is Billy Bob Thornton and his struggle with dyslexia is one of many interesting aspects of his life. There's also strange eating phobias and a storied marriage to Angelina Jolie. ABC's Juju Chang has the details.
Forbes Celebrity 100
Jennifer Lopez danced, sang, and tweeted her way to the top of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, leaving Steven Spielberg, Katy Perry, and last year's winner Lady Gaga in her wake. So how did she beat them all out to top Forbes' list of power players? Here's ABC's TJ Winick.
Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: Colin Tipton