In this edition of Perspective...
Last weekend marked a new chapter in Mitt Romney's election campaign with the announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate. Campaign rhetoric is escalating on both sides with attacks on economic policy, tax rates, and medicare. For more about the Republican Vice Presidential nominee, here's ABC Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl.
On the Campaign Trail
Things continue to heat up in the race for the White House, with Mitt Romney telling donors this week President Obama is diminishing the office. That came just one day after the president took a personal jab at Romney. ABC's David Muir has more from the campaign trail.
Hitting the Jackpot
A Powerball ticket sold in Michigan this week is now worth an estimated 337-million dollars. That's the third-largest Powerball jackpot in history. Few things capture American's imagination like instant wealth, and as ABC's John Donvan discovered, that dream gives rise to some strange and unusual strategies in pursuit of the prize.
New Year, New Face
Back to school means new classes, new books, and for one teen ... a new face. Most high-schoolers are uncomfortable with their body image in one way or another, and the 14-year-old girl you're about to meet was bullied relentlessly because of her looks. A non-profit organization stepped in and helped pay for her cosmetic surgery. ABC's Bianna Golodryga has the story.
This weekend Whitney Houston is back on the big screen starring in "Sparkle," a film she also co-produced. It was a project close to her heart and those who worked with her say the Whitney Houston they saw on set did not foreshadow her tragic end. ABC's Deborah Roberts reports.
The Expendables 2
Sylvester Stallone wrote, directed and starred in "The Expendables 2." The action movie is packed with an all-star cast of Hollywood tough guys, including the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to the big screen. ABC's Cecilia Vega sat down with the cast where Stallone speaks, for the first time, about the death of his son, Sage.
There's one place where some of the funniest comedians in the country go to open up. Comics like Robin Williams, Norm McDonald and Louis C.K. head to fellow comedian Marc Maron's *garage,* where he records a very successful, weekly podcast. ABC's David Wright went there to find out more.
This week Taylor Swift held an online YouTube chat with thousands of her devoted fans where the six-time Grammy winner unveiled her new album. ABC's Cynthia McFadden spoke to the country star about her work and the latest in her life.
Host: Aaron Katersky
Producer: Colin Tipton