In this edition of Perspective...
A poll last month found that only 44-percent of military veterans and a mere 36-percent of civilians think the war in Iraq has been worth fighting. But many of the leaders who took us into that war continue to see things differently, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. ABC's George Stephanopoulos spoke with Rice about her time as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State during the Bush administration.
Confessions of a Gold Scammer
All currency is built on human trust ... a mass agreement that pieces of paper can be swapped for goods and labor ... faith that a dollar in the bank today will be there tomorrow. But when fear replaces faith, many turn to the historic safety of gold. But what happens when con-men exploit that urge for security? We spoke to one such man who *could* be called the Bernie Madoff of gold scams ... using the allure of gold to steal tens of millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims. While awaiting his prison sentence, he spoke to ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross about how he chose his victims and tried to take them for all they were worth.
Kim and Kris Divorce
Kim Kardashian's brand has long since eclipsed her reality star beginnings. For Kim, her recent blowout wedding with designer dresses and a 4 hour reality TV spectacle was just business as usual. But this week ... a twist ... and questions about how the business might threaten the brand. ABC's John Donvan has more.
Is Marriage Only for White People?
We now turn from divorce to marriage, and what some are calling the black girl curse. It's a term used by a group of four friends ... single women in Atlanta. They use the phrase to describe their marriage prospects. The fact is, a staggering 70-percent of black women in America are unmarried ... compared to 45-percent of white women. And according to one controversial author, the solution is for black women to stop waiting around for black men. ABC's Linsey Davis tackles the issue..
A Miracle Baby
The storms struck with fury ... tornadoes ripped through the small town of Phil Campbell just over six months ago. Much of the town was leveled, and 26 people were killed. But there are also incredible stories of survival from that day. ABC's Steve Osunsami reports on one such story.
Using Craigslist to Fight Crime
If you are one of the millions of people who shop for bargains on Craigslist, you've probably seen some *very* good deals. But have you ever wondered why those iPads, computers, and other items on Craigslist are so cheap? It may be that the merchandise is stolen. And police investigators we spoke to have their eyes on it too. Here's ABC's Neal Karlinksy.
Rosie O'Donnell Returns
She's won a bushel of Emmy's ... she's bold and irreverent ... and for the last four years she has not been on television. But that's changed now that Oprah Winfrey has brought Rosie O'Donnell back, with a daily, live show on her OWN Network. And as ABC's Cynthia McFadden explains, Rosie is as funny and feisty as ever.
Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: Colin Tipton