In this edition of Perspective...
The New Pope
This week more than a billion Catholics around the world celebrated the election of the 266th pope. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first non-European in nearly 13-hundred years. He's also the first to take the name Francis. ABC's Terry Moran has more from Rome.
Reaction Around the World
Many did not expect Cardinal Bergoglio to be named pope. His predecessor, Benedict the 16th, was well-known throughout the world before he became pope, but Bergoglio was an unfamiliar name to most Catholics. Now many are celebrating him across the globe. ABC's Linda Albin has the details.
This week more than a dozen celebrities and political figures like Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden allegedly had their private financial information hacked and posted online. It's the latest attack raising concerns about the security of sensitive information stored digitally. ABC News Chief Law and Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas has the details.
President Barack Obama
Now to an ABC News exclusive interview with President Obama. He sat down this week with ABC's George Stephanopoulos to discuss those cyber attacks, plus nuclear concerns from North Korea, and the debate in Washington over the budget.
Sheryl Sandberg: "Lean In"
Sheryl Sandberg is 43 years old but has already been a Washington chief of staff and a top executive at Google. Now she's the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook and a director at Disney, the parent company of ABC News. She's excelled at every step of her career and is working to inspire other women to do the same. Here's ABC's Elizabeth Vargas.
Women in Battle
Staff Sergeant Jennifer Hunt is one of four women who filed a lawsuit to end the ban on direct combat for women. She has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded a purple heart. ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz sat down with Hunt to discuss the issue of women on the front lines of battle.
The World According to Dick Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has a reputation for secrecy, but in a new documentary he gave an unprecedented level of access to filmmaker R.J. Cutler. "The World According to Dick Cheney" chronicles the former vice president's four-decade-long career. For more on the documentary, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl spoke to Cutler.
Host: Cheri Preston
Producer: Colin Tipton