Friday, September 29, 2017

20/20 9/30 (West Coast Only) on ABC

ABC News’ ‘20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance and Bravery’ Airs on the West Coast, Saturday, September 30
September 28, 2017
’20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance and Bravery’ Airs on the West Coast,
Saturday, September 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC

The only thing more amazing than the lives they save are their own life stories. Saturday night, "20/20" Anchor Elizabeth Vargas sits down with doctors who have disabilities, are inspired by tragedy, and practice improvised medicine as they share their inspiring stories of resilience and survival. Due to the college football broadcast schedule, “20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance and Bravery” airs only on the West Coast, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 9/13/17)

The special edition highlights a number of stories including that of Dr. Tyler Sexton, who didn’t let his dream of becoming a doctor be hindered by his spastic diplegia diagnosis, which affects balance and movement below the waist. Despite advisors and professionals telling him he could never become a doctor, he persevered, and today is the chief of pediatrics at Singing River Health System in Mississippi. Vargas also speaks with Dr. Debbie Yi, who unlike Sexton, decided to become a doctor later in life when she turned personal tragedy into professional choice. While on vacation Yi received a call telling her that her sister had been hit by a subway. As a result her sister lost her leg and Yi supported her throughout the recovery period. Through this experience Yi realized that her purpose in life was to become a doctor like the ones who saved her sister’s life. The hour also features Dr. Luanne Freer who practices medicine in a tent on the side of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Freer started “Everest ER” which does not have the same resources and equipment as a hospital forcing her to improvise out of medical necessity. She shares the story of how she saved a man’s life using improvised medical procedures and medications, including Viagra.
“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

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