THE DIANE SAWYER INTERVIEW: GEORGE CLOONEY ON THE MEDIA,
HIS CONTROVERSIAL NEW MOVIE AND HIS HEALTH, PLUS A FIRST LOOK
AT HIS INCREDIBLE ITALIAN VILLA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ON ABC
Also: Chris Cuomo Investigates Faith-Based Investment Scams
And: Inside the Underground Society of Aspiring Pick-up Artists
Diane Sawyer travels to Italy for a wide-ranging �Primetime� interview with George Clooney, who discusses �Good Night, and Good Luck,� his new film about pioneering television journalist Edward R. Murrow�s battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy. Clooney, who has been an outspoken critic of the media, explains why he felt compelled to make the film. He also talks with Sawyer about the painful and unusual health problem that he continues to battle. And he takes Sawyer for an exclusive tour of his seventeen-bedroom Lake Como villa. �Primetime� airs THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Also: Pastor Gary Dopson, a Prattville, Alabama preacher, had big dreams for his Daystar Church congregation. And when Mark Steven Cooper walked into his church, he thought he�d found the answer to his prayers. Cooper�s faith-based investment plan promised to be a lucrative deal that would not only fund a mega-church for Dopson, but also provide handsome returns for Daystar�s parishioners. At Dopson�s urging, his flock bought millions in bonds from Cooper -- bonds that turned out to be completely bogus. Chris Cuomo reports that faith-based investment scams like this have hit churches across the country, taking in almost two billion dollars in just one three-year period. In Prattville, devastated parishioners are asking how this could have happened.
And: In bars and nightclubs across the country, men are practicing a new version of the oldest game in the world, the game of seduction, reports John Qui�ones. They�re using techniques taught to them by a growing network of so-called experts who promise to turn average Joes into Don Juans � for a price. Neil Strauss, a rock critic and best-selling author, tells Qui�ones he used to be a loser when it came to women until he spent two years transforming himself into the master of the pick-up. His new book, �The Game,� documents this process and takes a look at the underground �seduction community� � men desperate to learn the right moves, and the �experts� getting rich off their insecurities.
DIANE SAWYER, CHRIS CUOMO, CYNTHIA McFADDEN and JOHN QUI�ONES are the anchors of �Primetime.� DAVID SLOAN is the executive producer.