THE SEASON FINALE OF "i-CAUGHT"
AIRS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 ON ABC
From the war in Iraq to Internet gossipers, this week's "i-CAUGHT" examines several stories that are part of the video revolution. This week the show also examines the effect the Internet has had on our personal relationships -- does the web bring us together or drive us further apart? Anchored by Bill Weir, the Season Finale of "i-CAUGHT" airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Reports include:
* War Stories: Vietnam was the "evening news war," the Gulf War was the "cable war" and the Iraq War has become the "Internet war." Soldiers posting videos documenting IED attacks, firefights and artillery shelling are common, but so are the captivating moments of the soldiers' everyday lives. These moments provide a window into today's soldiers as they pass time in their barracks, entertaining themselves with practical jokes and sharing their frustrations and unfiltered opinions on how they feel about the war, the Iraqis and the politicians back home. Bill Weir reports.
* Blogebrities: They have access to the hottest events, keep tabs on the have's and have not's and can make or break a career with one posting -- they are "blogebrities." These gossipers have taken over the Internet and have thousands of loyal web fans awaiting their next postings. Jake Tapper reports.
* Umm Like Allstar: It's inevitable. Now and again everyone tends to use filler words such as "like or "umm" or "you know" in conversation. However, for a few celebrities and public figures, their usage appears to be quite frequent: they have been ranked on the "Top Ten Umm� Like All Stars" on a website called www.Ummlike.com, created by two young Pennsylvania men who are hired by universities to help finesse the interview skills of college seniors who are also prospective job applicants. From Britney Spears to President Bush, the list is diverse. Chris Connelly reports.
* Internet Music Revolution: Music � what artists you're listening to, how you're listening to them and how you found out about them � that's all been changed by the Internet. Ask young people today where they're finding out about new music and they're more likely to tell you on the web than old school traditional media like radio or television. But this Internet music revolution is not just for young fans and up and coming bands. Older, more established artists like REM are reaching out to their fans through the web. While the music industry struggles to keep up with these ever changing technological times, the Internet has opened the door for direct communication between fans and their favorite bands, and the world of music will never be the same. Bill Weir reports.
* Lego films: Are you a filmmaker who is tired of dealing with thespian egos? Why not try using Lego actors in your next movie? Stop motion animators are giving life to the classic toys in spoofs ranging from "Star Wars" to "Zoolander." Jeff Rossen reports.
* The Internet Made Me Famous: Twenty-six-year-old Lisa Donovan moved to Los Angeles after college with the hope of breaking into the entertainment business. Now, several years later, she's found success as an actress, comedian, producer, writer and editor of her very own comedy channel. How did she do it? On the Internet.
* Ties that Bind: The never ending debate surrounding technology � does the Internet bring us together or drive us further apart? Early studies on the web concluded that it was destroying relationships, lulling us into isolation, generally creating an anti-social universe, and the public's perception is pretty much the same. But tell that to Petty Officer Shawn Johnson, who witnessed the birth of his first-born son from the battlefield in Iraq while his wife was in labor in Mobile, AL, or to Peter Oakley, a retired widower who lived alone but became an international sensation after his first posting on YouTube. Jay Schadler reports.
* Your 3 Words: "i-CAUGHT" continues the popular feature in which viewers submit video describing their week in three words.
In conjunction with the new show, the "i-CAUGHT" website allows people to submit their own video to be considered for the program. People can upload video to it through ABCNews.com.
"i-CAUGHT" is anchored by Bill Weir. David Sloan is the executive producer and Jon Meyersohn, Ann Reynolds and Danielle Baum are the senior producers.