[12/20/07 - 11:04 AM]
Imagine What It's Like to Experience Uncontrollable Fear Or Have an Irrepressible Desire to Drink! MTV News & Docs Tells These Stories and More with New "True Life" Episodes Airing January 5th, 14th and 21st
MTV's "True Life" engages and informs viewers by telling stories through first person accounts offering them an inside look into the lives of other people.

[via press release from MTV]


MTV's think.mtv.com Will Provide Viewers With Resources and Content on Alcoholism, Panic Attacks, Getting Out of Prison, Obesity & More

New York, NY � December 20, 2007 � Can panic attacks keep someone from doing everyday activities? Will the pressures of conforming to a family's standards prove too much to handle for some people? What's it like to be locked up in prison, living everyday behind bars and then suddenly set free? Get these questions answered and more when MTV News & Docs airs brand new episodes of its award winning series "True Life" starting with "True Life: I'm The Black Sheep," True Life: I Panic" and "True Life: I'm An Alcoholic" on Saturday, January 5th beginning at 2pm ET/PT, then on January 14th at 10pm ET/PT with "True Life: I'm Getting Out of Prison" and on January 21st at 10pm ET/PT with "True Life: I'm Happy to Be Fat." MTV's True Life engages and informs viewers by telling stories through first person accounts offering them an inside look into the lives of other people.

The following is a detailed description of the episodes and their air dates:

January 5th:

2pm ET/PT - True Life: I'm The Black Sheep - Most families have their differences, but what if you actually feel like an alien among your own flesh and blood? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people who consider themselves outcasts in their own homes but still are desperate to win their parent's approval.

3pm ET/PT - True Life: I Panic � Everybody worries sometimes. But what happens if you're one of the estimated two and a half million Americans whose anxieties spiral into recurring and uncontrollable panic attacks? On this episode of True life, we'll meet three young people struggling to overcome their panic disorder so they can live normal lives.

4pm ET/PT - True Life: I'm An Alcoholic - What if every time you took a sip of alcohol you couldn't stop drinking until it was hard to walk, talk, or even think? That's the grim reality for the estimated five and a half million Americans under 25 who are alcoholics. In this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young women struggling to overcome this relentless addiction that's destroying their lives.

January 14th:

10pm ET/PT - True Life: I'm Getting Out of Prison - What's it like to be locked up in prison for months or even years - and then be set free into a stressful and sometimes hostile outside world? On this episode of True Life, you'll meet three young people who are done doing their time but now must overcome giant hurdles to get their lives on track.

January 21st:

10pm ET/PT - True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat - Is it truly possible to be overweight and proud of it? In this episode of True Life we feature three overweight people who could not be more pleased with themselves and their bodies. They do not subscribe to a culture obsessed with stick figures. Rather, they defy the norm by declaring themselves as big and beautiful. But can the challenges of being large in today's society chip away at their self-confidence?

Viewers can go to think.mtv.com to find resources and content to help them cope with the alcoholism, panic attacks, obesity, getting out of prison and other issues featured in these episodes. The Think Community will educate and connect viewers with content and provide them with the necessary help.

True Life explores topics relevant to young people by telling their stories through first-person accounts and delves into issues on cultural trends covering matters relating to lifestyle subjects such as health, sex drugs, spirituality, money and more.

Think.MTV.com is a dynamic, multimedia-driven Community and enables youth to easily learn more about the issues that matter to them most, share their opinions � via uploaded online videos, podcasts and blogs � and connect with others to make a difference. The site is one of the only to reward members for positive actions taken online or off, serving up chances to hang out with socially conscious celebs, access to exclusive MTV events, exposure on MTV and other national media outlets, as well as grants, scholarships and more. Think.MTV.com was built with the help of financial support and expertise from founding partners the Case Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goldhirsh Foundation and MCJ Amelior Foundation. For more information or to build a profile and become involved, visit Think.MTV.com.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services � MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 260 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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