ON "ABC's THE LOOKOUT," WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
"ABC's The Lookout" is a survival guide to the modern consumer jungle, offering a mix of compelling undercover investigations and lively dispatches about how you spend your money. Featuring smart reporting from ABC's powerhouse team of correspondents, "ABC's The Lookout" covers the trends and products that obsess Americans, offering tips along the way about how to maximize value and avoid costly mistakes. "ABC's The Lookout" airs WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"ABC's The Lookout" team will do whatever it takes to help you get more for your money. Reports airing on Wednesday, August 14 include:
· Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau Update: The US government won a lawsuit against infomercial king Kevin Trudeau, saying he has to pay $37 million back for misleading costumers about a weight loss program he was selling. But Trudeau didn't pay. In the premiere episode of "ABC's The Lookout," Bill Weir went in search of Trudeau, finding him living in Switzerland, claiming he has no assets. Now Trudeau is back in the U.S., and back in court. Are his days of living large finally over?
· Extreme Couponers: Attention shoppers... stores have tightened their policies on couponing, but that hasn't stopped two extreme couponers who claim to still be able to save up to 75% at the market. "ABC's The Lookout" pits the two famed couponing divas against each other to see who can help keep more money in your pocket. Juju Chang reports. Let the games begin!
· Airline Ticket Prices -- Our bags are packed and we are heading to the airport to find out if and why you are paying more for your airplane ticket than the person sitting next to you. Plus, Correspondent Linsey Davis asks experts: Are there really tricks to buying cheap tickets? (OAD: 6/12/13)
· Gas Meters: Think that gas pump meter is accurate? Think again. Cecilia Vega looks at the efforts to calibrate gas pumps, the army of workers out on the road testing them, and how a pump can �creep" - sometimes picking your pocket and sometimes giving you a little surprise. (OAD: 6/26/13)
Jeanmarie Condon is executive producer. David Scott is senior broadcast producer.