CLEANING UP THE MYTHS OF GERMS,
ON �20/20,� FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 ON ABC
Also: Barbara Walters� Exclusive Interview with Saudi Arabia�s King Abdullah,
His First Interview Since Becoming King Two Months Ago
As flu season approaches and people increasingly worry about germs � and staying as clean and healthy as possible � �20/20� gets to the bottom of some common myths. For instance, does antibacterial soap keep your family healthier than regular soap? Is the air on an airplane as bad for you as the pillow on the flight? From public bathrooms to your kitchen at home, from airplanes to the office, from hospitals to makeup counters, �20/20� correspondents talk to experts who give the facts -- and some useful tips -- about germs. �20/20� airs FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
� Public bathrooms: should your sit on a public toilet seat� does it harbor most of the bathroom germs?
� Does antibacterial soap keep your family healthier than regular soap?
� Does the flu vaccine keep the flu away?
� Is it safe to eat lunch at your desk?
� Is a dog�s mouth cleaner than a human�s mouth?
� Should you let food cool down before putting it in the refrigerator?
� Do sponges keep the kitchen clean?
� Are plastic cutting boards safer than wood cutting boards?
� Are hospitals dangerous places?
� Is it okay to use the makeup at a cosmetics counter?
� Do mouthwashes cure bad breath?
� Is airplane air bad for you?
Also: A Barbara Walters exclusive: King Abdullah gives his first interview since becoming King of Saudi Arabia just two months ago. During the far reaching interview, Walters asks about oil production, women�s rights, extremism and terrorism and future relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Walters traveled to Saudi Arabia for the interview.
Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel are the anchors of �20/20.� David Sloan is the executive producer.