Monday, November 21, 2016

Watch our ABC News 20/20 hour broadcast about the Chandra Levy murder. 

Mystery in the Park: Chandra Levy

40:20 | 11/04/16 | NR | CC

Congressman Gary Condit in Scandal After Chandra Levy Disappearance; Police Suspect Ingmar Guandique; Ingmar Guandique Says He Is Innocent of Chandra Levy's Murder 

Or in six parts here:  
Part 1: Congressman Gary Condit in Scandal After Chandra Levy Disappearance

Part 2: Chandra Levy's Body Found in Rock Creek Park

Part 3: Chandra Levy Disappearance: Police Suspect Ingmar Guandique

Part 4: Woman Befriends Key Witness in Chandra Levy Murder Trial

Part 5: Case Dimissed Against Accused Chandra Levy Killer

Part 6: Ingmar Guandique Says He Is Innocent of Chandra Levy's Murder

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An open request to Saltaire, Fire Island

Dear Saltaire friends. Thank you for being so welcoming to us since we moved in 12 years ago. We love how special the people of Saltaire are. Playing sports, sharing food and drink, celebrating life’s victories and being there for each other when things go wrong is the fabric of our community.

The government is taking our house to build a new dune. We don’t have the power to ask them to amend their plan by 10 feet or to point out that our home survived super storm Sandy.

We are a silenced and need a Saltaire solution. I hope you'll let Mayor Cox, the Saltaire Board of Trustees, and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone know that they should make the land behind our house available so we can replace our house at a fair price.

If my Dad ever helped you with a medical problem, my Mom smiled and laughed with you, or my sister beat you at tennis please consider helping your neighbor. (Newsday article posted below)

As condemnation threat looms, owners of Saltaire home fret over dune project

Friday, June 13, 2014

ABC 20/20: To Catch A Fake

ABC 20/20 goes in the field with the authorities trying to protect consumers from dangerous counterfeit consumables. The Phoenix Police with Sgt. David Lake's B.E.S.T. squad show us why buying a counterfeit may give you more than a good deal.

Inside the $500B World of Counterfeiting

Act 1: Aside from being fake, many counterfeit products can be dangerous and contain heavy metals.

On the Move with Elite Teams on Counterfeit Busts

Act 2: ABC News' "20/20" joins police squads on the front line of the war against counterfeiting.

Friday, May 30, 2014

ABC News 20/20: Teens in OCD therapy - "The Children Who Break Away"

ABC News 20/20 follows David Muir's amazing five year journey with children suffering through crippling anxiety and watches them break away from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Our cameras go inside the therapy room, document the exposure and response therapy and we are there to witness their success.

Act 1: ABC News’ “20/20” goes on a journey with children who have obsessive compulsive disorder.

Children Face What They Fear Most to Conquer OCD
Act 2: Bridget and Michelle undergo exposure and response prevention therapy to control their OCD.

New OCD Findings May Aid Future Diagnosis, Treatment
Act 3: A Michigan doctor says he’s beginning to identify distinct subtypes of childhood OCD.

The Final Hurdles: Children Have Big OCD Breakthroughs
Act 4: Bridget attempts to touch her father, while Michelle goes on a trip away from home.

Breaking Away from OCD
Act 5: While she has finally returned home, Bridget still struggles to face her fears.

Success: A Five-Year Journey with OCD Realized
Act 6: Five years later, ABC News’ “20/20” checks in with the children who struggled with OCD.



Friday, May 02, 2014

20/20 brings a Peace and Reconciliation BBQ to Hubbard, Ohio

Couple Claims Entire Town Has Turned Against Them

Rick and Cindy Krlich say horns have been honked 5,000 times by people driving past their house. 

A Town Divided Comes Together

ABC News' "20/20" held a Peace and Reconciliation Barbecue for Hubbard, Ohio. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

20/20 Exclusive: Woman accused of murdering boyfriend with stiletto

Woman Recalls Killing Boyfriend with Stiletto

Act 1: Ana Trujillo said her boyfriend attacked her the night she beat him to death with her shoe. 



Girlfriend Trial in 'Stiletto Murder' of Boyfriend

Act 2: Will the jury find Ana Trujillo guilty of the murder of her boyfriend Dr. Stefan Andersson?

Recomendation: Portable cell phone backup battery

There is a portable battery charger that I use in the field that I find irreplaceable. I think you should all get one.

$95 at

It has built in lightning plug (For iPhone) and micro USB (For Blackberry or Droid)
It has a built in prongs to re-charge it in the wall. (Most battery back up you have to plug into a computer to recharge)
It can fill up your iPhone about 4 full charges.
It has a light to let you know if it’s full or empty.
You can charge multiple devices at once and use the device while it’s charging.

*** Make sure to buy the one with the built in wall prongs. Hub 6000 or Hub 9000

Others agree.

“Wow, this is great.” – Denise Martinez-Ramundo
“Thanks, this is so great in the field.” – Gwen Gowen
“Can I borrow your battery thingy?” – Jonathan Balthaser

Monday, March 31, 2014

ABC News 20/20: Bessey Bunch Mystery on Las Vegas I-15

What really happened to Robert Bessey on his way to work on Las Vegas' Interstate 15? He was racing down the road and a single bullet was shot into his neck. He survived. Watch our 3 part heart stomping program. What role did his estranged wife Amy Pearson Bessey play in the shooting?

PART 1: Man Makes Shocking Allegations After Getting Shot

PART 2: Did Mom Conspire With Son, Brother in Murder Plot?

 PART 3: Wife Goes on Trial for Plot to Kill Ex-Husband

Friday, January 03, 2014

ABC News 20/20: Exclusive: Woman Who Faked Her Own Kidnapping Comes Clean

Act 1: When Chad McGuire's fiancee Tiffiny Bray goes missing, a message suggests she was kidnapped.

Act 2: 

ABC News 20/20: Talk Show Hoaxer Kenny Tarr Pranked NFL, NBA Coaches

Kenny Tarr allegedly scammed talk shows with fake stories and conducted many sports hoaxes. See his process and listen to his confidence.

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Dispute Over a Fence Ends In a Neighborhood Bulldozed

What Pushed This Man to Bulldoze His Neighborhood? [Exclusive Video]

Act 1: Tensions rise when a neighbor's fence angers Barry Swegle of Port Angeles, Washington. 

Disgruntled Neighbor Descends on Neighborhood with Bulldozer

Act 2: Neighbors watched helplessly while Barry Swegle destroyed their homes. 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Syrian Americans Feel Pride, Conflict for Both Homelands

'We're Part of Both Worlds': Syrian Americans Feel Pride, Conflict for Both Homelands

Just days before the world waited to see if the United States would take military action against Syria, several Syrian Americans talked with ABC News about how the conflicts in their motherland have affected their lives here.
"When I'm here in the United States, I'm a minority," said Salem Samra, a 33-year-old plastic surgeon. "I'm Arab-American, a Muslim. When I'm in Syria, I'm a minority, I'm an American. We're part of both worlds."

Friday, August 23, 2013

Navy Seal's Guide to Surviving Disaster in a Car

When disaster strikes suddenly, do you flee or stay put? Do you wait for first responders or take action? No matter what the situation, it's better to be prepared says Navy Seal Cade Courtley.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Celebrating the life of my Grandpa Dr. Carl Strauss [1921-2013]

My amazing Grandpa passed away peacefully Tuesday. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 11th at 12:00 Noon at Sherman's Memorial Chapel 1283 Coney Island Avenue


Beautiful write up about my Grandpa's 90th Birthday: 

Dr. Carl Strauss,  We will miss our amazing polymath. A brilliant and compassionate family physician for over 50 years.  Loving husband to Shirley  Strauss for 67 years and devoted father to Dr. Elton Strauss (Karen) and Bonnie Carroll (Kevin); adored grandfather to Eric (Bridget), Elisa (Marc), Melanie (Peter) and the  late K.J. Great-grandfather to Sophie, Margot, Ryan and Gavin. In 1993, Dr. Carl, who delivered generations of Brooklyn babies, was voted "Man of the Year" in Bensonhurst.  He will be missed enormously by so many for whom he was man of the year, every year.  Carl, along with his wife Shirley, was a  staunch supporter of East Midwood Jewish Center. The family would  appreciate  contributions be sent there or Temple Beth El, Manhattan Beach or Turning Point, Patterson, NJ


Friday, August 02, 2013

Iowa Woman Fired for Being Attractive

Ever thought you could be too good-looking for your own good? Melissa Nelson, 33, didn't either. Then she was fired from her job in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as a dental assistant, after 10 years, simply because her boss found her irresistibly attractive – and a threat to his marriage.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Life After Abduction: Painful Lessons Learned

Life After Abduction: Painful Lessons Learned. Woman (Sharon Richard) who was forced into prostitution as a teen reflects on Cleveland rescue.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Run, Hide or Fight: Tips to Survive Mass Shooting

Run, Hide or Fight: Tips to Survive a Mass Shooting In 2010 there were 30 "active shooter" attacks in the U.S., according to John Bruner, a 20-year law-enforcement veteran who is the former Chief County Detective with the Greene County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office. That's more than the 1960s and 1970s combined, he added.