60 MINUTES SUNDAY 19 AUGUST ON CHANNEL 9
Australia | Channel 9 | 60 minutes | AIRDATE: Sunday 19 August 2012 @ 7.30pm
The 60 minutes team are back once again this week with a trio of stories that range from the frivolous (Jennifer Lopez) to the heartbreaking (Brooke Hanson) and the slightly bizarre (hoarder Richard Wallace).
Knock on Richard Wallace’s front door and you’ll be shocked – even horrified by what’s waiting for you on the other side. His home is so crammed full of rubbish that you have to crawl just to get from room to room. You see Richard is a hoarder – it’s a bizarre obsession that’s shared by millions around the world. But what’s truly remarkable about Richard is how he faces his demons with a quiet dignity and a firm belief that life will be better one day.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producers: David Alrich, Stephen Rice
It’s a tragedy that can strike any one of us – a friend, a neighbor, even an Olympic champion. A little over a year ago, swimmer Brooke Hanson gave birth to her second son – Jack Hanson Clarke. It should have been an event to rival anything Brooke had achieved in the pool. But her little boy arrived in the world far too early. Unimaginably tiny, weighing just 663 grams and about as long as a school ruler, Jack bravely clung onto life for 9 desperate months. On Sunday night, for the first time Brooke and her husband, Jared, talk about their very private loss and share what their dearly loved son taught them about courage and life.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producers: Stephen Taylor, Hannah Boocock
Who do you think is the world’s most powerful celebrity? Oprah Winfrey? Tom Cruise? A Kardashian perhaps? Well, apparently, the answer is Jennifer Lopez. J Lo earned a whopping 50 million dollars last year – not bad for a humble Puerto Rican back-up dancer from the wrong end of town. It’s a triumphant return to the top for Jennifer, who reignited her career as a judge on the hugely successful American Idol. She’s now embarked on a massive six-month world tour and Allison Langdon got a taste of what we can expect when she caught up with Jennifer, and her new and much younger man, back stage in California.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producers: Steven Burling, Sandra Cleary
Source: Channel 9 Media Release