ABC NEWS' "20/20" AND CONSUMER REPORTS TEAM UP FOR ONE-HOUR SPECIAL ON INFOMERCIALS, FRIDAY, MAY 20 AT 10:00 PM
"Infomercial Nation" Includes Exclusive ABC News Poll
Goes Behind the Scenes of Consumer Reports' Extensive Product-Testing Center
Unprecedented Behind the Scenes with Infomercial Impresario AJ Khubani
Features Interviews with Pop Icons and Infomercial Legends
The days when the infomercial was a feature of only late-night TV viewing for insomniacs are long gone. Today infomercials are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer a diversity of products for all tastes. In fact, the explosion and expansion of infomercial products has transcended TV, and these products are now on store shelves nationwide. But how often does "too good to be true" ring true for infomercials? Who is watching - and buying -- the products that are being hawked by everyone from celebrities, fitness fanatics and other high-profile names? What's the next big thing? And what happens when you become an "infomercial addict"?
ABC News' "20/20" gives viewers the 411 on everything they need to know to become informed and entertained consumers, from behind-the-scenes product testing with partner Consumer Reports to an exclusive ABC News poll, to interviews with celebrity spokespeople and "Infomercial Idol." "Infomercial Nation" airs on "20/20" FRIDAY, MAY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network and features reporting from Deborah Roberts, Becky Worley and Jim Avila.
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. John R. Green is executive producer of "Infomercial Nation." David Sloan is executive producer of "20/20."