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20/20
Air Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: "The Good Doctors: Brilliance & Bravery"
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ON A SPECIAL EDITION OF '20/20,' DOCTORS WITH DISABILITIES AND OTHERS INSPIRED BY TRAGEDY SHARE STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND SURVIVAL

'20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance & Bravery' Airs Wednesday, September 13, on ABC

The only thing more amazing than the lives they save are their own life stories. Wednesday night, "20/20" Anchor Elizabeth Vargas sits down with doctors who have disabilities, are inspired by tragedy and practice improvised medicine, as they share their inspiring stories of resilience and survival. A special edition of "20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance & Bravery" airs WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

The special edition highlights a number of stories, including that of Dr. Tyler Sexton, who didn't let his dream of becoming a doctor be hindered by his spastic diplegia diagnosis, which affects balance and movement below the waist. Despite advisors and professionals telling him he could never become a doctor, he persevered, and today is the Chief of Pediatrics at Singing River Health System in Mississippi. Vargas also speaks with Dr. Debbie Yi, who, unlike Sexton, decided to become a doctor later in life when she turned personal tragedy into professional choice. While on vacation, Yi received a call telling her that her sister had been hit by a subway. As a result, her sister lost her leg, and Yi supported her throughout the recovery period. Through this experience, Yi realized that her purpose in life was to become a doctor like the ones who saved her sister's life. The hour also features Dr. Luanne Freer, who practices medicine in a tent on the side of the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Freer started "Everest ER," which does not have the same resources and equipment as a hospital, forcing her to improvise out of medical necessity. She shares the story of how she saved a man's life using improvised medical procedures and medications, including Viagra.

"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

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20/20 (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/6/78 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
40 (??? episodes)
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(from ABC's press release, May 2017) The ABC News primetime newsmagazine "20/20" has distinguished itself as one of the most esteemed programs in broadcast journalism. Celebrating its 40th season in September, "20/20" continues to combine hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews, and compelling human interest and feature stories. The program is anchored by award-winning journalists Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Muir as Anchor
· Elizabeth Vargas as Anchor
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Sloan as EP
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC News