'Hurricane Heroes' Tonight on ABC's '20/20'

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November 2nd, 2012


via press release:




What does it take to come to a complete stranger’s aid when your own life is hanging in the balance? Elizabeth Vargas anchors an hour on heroes, including some of the amazing stories from Hurricane Sandy, tonight on ABC’s “20/20” (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET). The hour will also give viewers the latest information on the aftermath the Hurricane Sandy.


Plus: Private Channing Moss was on patrol in Afghanistan with members of his platoon from the 10th Mountain Division from Ft. Drum, NY when he was struck by an RPG that lodged in his lower abdomen -- but didn’t explode. The soldiers’ rulebook dictates, in this rare incident, that the wounded soldier should be moved aside and made as comfortable as possible, but that the lives of others should not be risked to save his. A series of tough calls – all against the rules – then ensued. Elizabeth Vargas has the heroic story of Saving Private Moss. (OAD: 5/27/11)


Also: When a hideous car crash occurs on a highway, why do some people rush in to help while others stand by, even snapping ghoulish photos on their smartphones? A team of noted psychologists hope to crack the code of bravery and teach us all how to unlock the superhero within. Jim Avila reports. (OAD: 9/7/12)


David Sloan is executive producer of “20/20”.

  • Babygate

    Isn’t it a bit too early to be calling heroes? People are still without power, many without food or shelter and facing a very cold weekend. This feels a bit ‘in your face’ to those who still have not received any relief.

  • Samson

    It’s never too early for heroes. There will always be people that are in need of help and those who step up (no matter when it is) are definitely heroes!

  • Mike

    Touched by the action of neonatal ICUs nurses to maintain complete composure and utilize all their resources to keep newborns alive in face of hurricane sandy. As a physician I know how dedicated and competent they are. They don’t look at what they did as heroic. I mentioned to my wife that in any other country with socialized-type medicine where we are heading with Obama care these newborns would not have survived . Our health care system is the best in the world. Thanks for sharing this with the nation.

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