A DIANE SAWYER EXCLUSIVE: HIGH-END ESCORT ASHLEY DUPRE SITS DOWN
FOR HER FIRST TELEVISION INTERVIEW, ON ABC'S "20/20," FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Plus: A Three-Month Investigation Into Parents Taking Advantage of Nebraska's "Safe Haven" Law;
John Stossel Asks: "Should Taxpayers Bail Out the Big Three Automakers?"
A Diane Sawyer exclusive: In her first television interview, Ashley Dupre, the woman at the center of the scandal involving former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, speaks candidly about what life as a high-end escort is like, how an upper middle-class, girl-next-door got into the profession and about the psychological journey she continues to experience. The interview is a continuation of Sawyer's recent and extensive reporting on prostitution that was the basis for an in-depth program that aired in March of 2008. Sawyer's exclusive interview airs on "20/20," FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
And: What was originally intended as a law to give young Nebraska mothers a safe way to abandon babies they felt they could not care for has turned into dozens of parents or guardians leaving their children -- including teenagers -- to be dealt with by the state. In fact, it's not just kids from Nebraska being abandoned � parents and guardians from other states, including Georgia, Arizona and Michigan, have dropped kids off, all claiming "safe haven." At first glance it might seem that these are uncaring parents, taking advantage of the law and abandoning their older children. But in a three-month "20/20" investigation, Jay Schadler found desperate parents at the end of their rope, admitting on television for the first time that they felt they had no other recourse.
Plus: This week the CEOs of the Big Three automakers descended on Washington to appear before Congress and ask for a taxpayer-funded bailout for their failing companies. John Stossel followed them to Washington to ask, "Is this the best use of our tax dollars?" And if we bail out the car companies, whom should we bail out next?
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.