�CAUGHT ON TAPE�: �20/20� EXPLORES HOW THE PROLIFERATION OF CAMERAS IN OUR SOCIETY HAS IMPACTED OUR LIVES
Two Hours of �20/20� Air Friday, February 9, Beginning at 9:00 p.m., ET
Video cameras, surveillance cameras and cell phone cameras are everywhere these days, capturing outrageous crimes, embarrassing celebrity moments and political gaffes. �20/20� explores how the �caught on tape� phenomenon has changed the way we see the world and the way we live, in two back-to-back episodes airing FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (9:01-10:00 & 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In the 9:00-10:00 p.m. hour, reports include:
Going Viral � Embarrassing or sensational moments have been �caught on tape� and shown on TV for decades. But today�s images no longer have to turn up on television to have an impact. Instead, websites like YouTube, MySpace and Google post an estimated 100,000 new clips each day. The result of this revolution? Viral video: Clips that get passed around to millions of people. Bill Weir reports.
End of Privacy � What�s left of our privacy? Some are embracing the lack of privacy, but for one young man whose video r�sum� was posted online, he says his life has become a living hell. John Stossel reports.
War and Politics � From the frontlines of the war in Iraq to the political battleground of the 2006 midterm elections, the surge of online video has changed the dynamic� in both campaigns, a piece of tape can be quickly uploaded and seen by tens of thousands in a matter of hours. Elizabeth Vargas reports on why the war in Iraq has been called the �YouTube war� and how a political campaign can be won or lost just from a moment caught on tape.
Borat � Borat, a clumsy fake reporter who captures unwitting people on camera, was the smash hit comedy of 2006. �20/20� retraces actor Sasha Baron Cohen�s trail of destruction and meets some of the ordinary people who were duped, and then angered, by his character Borat. Martin Bashir reports on the ultimate caught-on-tape con.
College Pranks � College jocks gone wild off the field� Bill Ritter reports on unsportsmanlike behavior, pranks and hazing, all caught on camera and posted on the web.
In the 10:00-11:00 p.m. hour, reports include:
Crime � From an elderly woman robbed in a Michigan alley to a Dunkin Donuts clerk held up with a screwdriver, these days we see actual crimes caught on tape more than ever before. Jim Avila reports on how cameras can take law-abiding citizens where they�ve never been before, and how surveillance tape changed the way one state polices its youngest criminals.
Celebrity � From �Seinfeld�s� Michael Richards to Lindsay Lohan going wild and even Britney Spears without underwear, celebrities today have become fair game to be captured on digicams or camera phones and posted on such websites as TMZ and PerezHilton. Chris Connelly reports on sites that offer constant video coverage of the famous -- unfiltered and uncensored for all to see.
E-venge � Revenge is an ancient tradition, but there is nothing like the technology of the internet to broadcast the results of your vengeance to the world. Bill Ritter reports.
Pet Videos � With the advent of YouTube, everyone�s pet now has potential to be the next Lassie or Benji. Pet owners are videotaping their pets and millions are clicking to watch these animals do everything from the mundane to the hysterical to the stupid. Deborah Roberts reports.
(Please note: some of these reports are rebroadcasts.)
�20/20� is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is the executive producer.