PARENTS WHO DRINK AND DRIVE, PUTTING THEIR CHILDREN IN HARM'S WAY
Airing on "20/20," Friday, August 21
Plus: Sugar Daddies - Wealthy Men Who Look for Young, Beautiful Women...
But is it Really Nothing Short of Prostitution?
And: Kids Who Insist They Have Psychic Powers
It was an accident that sparked a firestorm: a New York mother reportedly driving drunk and stoned, killing herself and seven others - including four children in her van - after driving the wrong way down the highway. Those close to her insist she rarely drank. What put this mother on the path to disaster? Why would parents drink and drive with their children in the car? Juju Chang reports that it's more common than many might think. Chang speaks to one mother and her ex-husband - a former Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant - who know all too well the consequences. "20/20" airs on FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Plus: There is one industry that's booming in this economy, where you can make tens of thousands of dollars per month. Some doing it say it's easy money, even fun, calling it a "mutually beneficial arrangement." John Stossel reports on websites that offer wealthy men -- mostly older and often married -- a new way to meet young, attractive women. But is it really just a form of prostitution?
And: What would you do if your child said, "I see spirits"? "20/20" takes an in-depth look at what happens inside families when a child insists that he or she can see and talk to the dead. How do mothers and fathers react? What's it like for a kid not to be believed by his parents? What's it like for a kids to feel isolated from their friends, or feel isolated at school because of their persistent beliefs in their own abilities? Chris Connelly reports.
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.