Apologies if this has already been discussed, but what do we think or know the rationale behind ‘True Stories’ is?
Former Sunday Night reporter:
So sad. Seven were only showing his SN interview with John and Kerri-Anne Kennerley last night.
Sunday 10 March
The world knows her as “Octomum”. She’s one of the most famous single mothers on the planet and for many years, also one of the most hated.
Natalie Suleman sparked a media frenzy when she gave birth to octuplets through IVF. Public fascination quickly turned to outrage when it was revealed she also had six other IVF children. But Natalie was determined to prove the haters wrong. And she’s done that and more.
Now as the octuplets celebrate their tenth birthday, we catch up with Natalie and her brood.
And as Sunday Night’s Angela Cox discovers, Octomum is now supermum - successfully raising her little army of 14 children in a modest three bedroom Californian townhouse with military-like precision.
It was the one of the biggest scams the world had ever seen. Four billion dollars vanished overnight and thousands of Mum and Dad investors both here and overseas lost everything.
John Bigatton spruiked the company in Australia, selling the dream of huge cash returns for just a few months of investment. When Bitconnect collapsed, Bigatton went to ground.
But this tale of deception doesn’t end there. At the height of the drama, Bigatton’s wife Madeline suddenly went missing. Was her disappearance staged or was it something more sinister?
Sunday Night’s Matt Doran investigates John Bigatton’s role in the Bitconnect scandal and the disturbing mystery surrounding his wife’s disappearance.
This edition of SUNDAY NIGHT: TRUE STORIES hosted by Melissa Doyle airs on Sunday at 8.30pm on Seven and 7PLUS
Sunday 17 March
SEX, GUYS & VIDEO
It’s been the summer of shame for our footballers. During the season, they’re lauded as Gods but once the weather gets warmer and there are no more games to play, they raise Hell. There’s the boozing, the violence and the sex videos…scandal follows scandal.
You only need to peek behind the façade of professional football and you’ll find a grubby undercurrent of misogyny and male entitlement. And this toxic culture is rampant in both of Australia’s biggest footy codes – the AFL and the NRL.
Players are often forced to front up to the cameras when they misbehave but we rarely hear from the women.
In this Sunday Night investigation, Steve Pennells speaks to the groupies and the WAGS at the centre of this warped world. And they’re ready to lift the lid on what goes on behind locker room doors.
Here’s an eerie thought. Somewhere in the world we all have at least one “identical twin”. John Jemison and Neil Richardson look like twins and act like twins but they are not related. They are doppelgangers - two people who share uncanny similarities which in many cases extend beyond the physical. This puzzling human phenomenon is more common than you might think.
Sunday Night’s Matt Doran investigates whether there could be a scientific reason – something deep in our DNA – that solves the mystery.
This edition of SUNDAY NIGHT: TRUE STORIES hosted by Angela Cox airs on Sunday at 8.30pm on Seven and 7PLUS
Mel must be off or on location for a story. Good to see Angela hosting in her place.
I’d expect a report of this Boeing mess this or next week from SN or 60 so possibly is over in the USA again.
Denham Hitchcock has a special report from Christchurch tonight.
Channel Seven ‘African gangs’ claim breaches accuracy requirements
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found Channel Seven Melbourne breached the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice in a Sunday Night program broadcast on 8 July 2018.
The ACMA investigation found a claim broadcast in the current affairs program was inaccurate and in breach of the code.
A Sunday Night reporter stated in the broadcast that there has been a considerable increase in crime by ‘African gangs’ and that they were responsible for ‘an alarming surge in violent crime’ in Victoria.
The ACMA found that, while the assertion in relation to the increase was supported, the comment that they were responsible for the surge was not.
‘Viewers deserve to know that news and current affairs programs contain factual statements that are accurate. It is unacceptable for news and current affairs programs to broadcast statements that may mislead audiences,’ said ACMA Chair Nerida O’Loughlin.
Following the investigation, the ACMA has requested Channel Seven bring the breach to the attention of its news and current affairs staff, and include it as an example in future code of practice training courses.