CAUGHT IN THE ACT: �PRIMETIME� EXPLORES THE WAYS CAMERAS
ARE USED TODAY, THURSDAY, MAY 11, ON ABC
- Female Private Eyes Catching Cheaters -
- A Police Officer�s Surveillance Camera Exposes His Own Crime -
- A Director�s Documentary Turns the Spotlight on Him -
Cameras are everywhere these days. Whether surveillance cameras are capturing a crime, private eyes are filming cheating husbands and wives, or citizens are getting their own journalist footage, more and more cameras are becoming tools in ways people had never imagined. This week�s �Primetime� looks at compelling stories where cameras caught people in the act in surprising ways. �Primetime� airs THURSDAY, MAY 11 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
First: An all-female detective agency on the hunt to catch cheating hearts uses a camera to even the score. �Primetime� cameras ride shotgun with this new breed of private eyes, who make their living catching the cheating men and women of Atlanta. Jay Schadler reports on how these ladies get the proof they need and live up to their agency�s name of �Busted.�
Then: When Otero County Sheriff Deputy Billy Anders of New Mexico was called to a crime scene one cold December night, he had no idea his own patrol car camera would change his life forever. At 63, Anders was one year from retirement after a distinguished thirty years plus in law enforcement. But that one night, he and his partner received a call that shots were fired at a cabin. They arrived to find blood on a porch, an agitated man and a shaken three-year-old girl. Unknown to Anders and his partner, the man was an ex-con and white-supremacist, who had just shot his eight-month-pregnant girlfriend. Anders and his partner suspected foul play, and the situation quickly escalated with Anders� partner getting shot. Then he himself came under fire and fired back, in what he says was self defense. But his own surveillance camera � that he turned on -- captured a very different story that night. John Quinones reports.
And: Adam Durand is a graphic designer and an animal rights activist who is most recently known as the unlikely director of a controversial video around Rochester, NY. Durand set out to document what he considered to be poor conditions surrounding how hens were being treated at a large egg farm. On three separate late nights, he and two women sneaked into the farm, owned by Rochester based grocery chain Wegmans, and taped how the hens were being raised. His video revealed what animal rights activists have called cruel and unethical treatment, which the supermarket chain and its own experts disputed. But what he never expected is that the very film he made would be used by the District Attorney for criminal and even felony charges against him, with no charges against Wegmans. Chris Cuomo reports.
DIANE SAWYER, CHRIS CUOMO, CYNTHIA McFADDEN and JOHN QUI�ONES are the anchors of �Primetime.� DAVID SLOAN is the executive producer.