ABC Series: Turning Point

abcVarious segments for the award-winning ABC news series TURNING POINT.

SEGMENTS:
ANIMAL TRANSPLANTS: MADNESS OR MIRACLE?
An examination of animal transplants, featuring an interview with baboon bone-marrow recipient Jeff Getty and the mother of baboon heart recipient Baby Fae.
Broadcast June 5, 1997

UNLOCKING A MYSTERY: THE AMAZING ANIMAL MIND
A report on how animals can demonstrate human capabilities includes a parrot that can seemingly discern the color and shape of objects and a sign-language-using chimp named Washoe.
Broadcast October 10, 1996

WOODSTOCK: BEYOND MYTH AND LEGEND
A report commemorating the 25th anniversary of Woodstock that includes comments from participants of the 1969 event.

COVER-UP AT GROUND ZERO
An investigation of the devastating effects nuclear weapons testing in Nevada has had on the residents who lived in the areas surrounding the test site.
Broadcast 1994


CREDITS
Writer/Producer/Director: Elena Mannes

AWARDS
1997 Frontpage Award (ANIMAL TRANSPLANTS)
1995 Emmy, Outstanding Historical Documentary (GROUND ZERO)
1994 Cine Golden Eagle (GROUND ZERO)