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Title 60 Minutes: John of God/Shallow Water Blackout/U2/Bruce and Denise
Published Australia : NINE, 2014
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Summary JOHN OF GODJohn of God claims he can cure any disease. He's a Brazilian spiritual leader who's been courted and praised by everyone from Presidents to Oprah Winfrey. Tens of thousands of sick and elderly people flock to his casa every year in the hope they'll be cured of their diseases. He operates on some of them, and claims to deliver divine healing onto others. It's big business, too: from therapeutic crystal beds, to blessed bottled water and costly magic pills, John of God's devotees must dig deep into their pockets for the healing and enlightenment. Now he's bringing his religious show to Australia next month, so Michael Usher went to investigate John of God's medical and spiritual credentials.SHALLOW WATER BLACKOUTOne moment 12-year-old Jack MacMillan was happily splashing about in the family pool. Within minutes, he was dead. There was no cry for help, no desperate fight for his final breath. Jack was the victim of a deadly but little-known condition called Shallow Water Blackout. It's brought on by the simple act of holding your breath underwater and its thought to be the number one cause of drowning among competent swimmers. Kids are at risk in backyard pools right across the country and, believe it or not, they're even more at risk in swim squads at the local public pool. Swimming Australia is scrambling to re-issue it's guidelines around hypoxic training but, as Allison Langdon discovered, even our top swimming coaches can't agree on what's safe for our kids.U2Over the last 40 years, U2 has risen from the rough streets of Dublin to become global superstars. Just last month they caused a sensation when their latest album was released to Apple's half a billion iTunes account holders, for free. Some critics said it smacked of desperation, while others argued it was an innovative way for U2 to reach a younger audience. Regardless, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton are unapologetic. And, as Georgie Gardner discovered when she caught up with the band in London, criticism only serves to strengthen their commitment to the music, and each other.BRUCE AND DENISEIt's been a tumultuous year for Bruce and Denise Morcombe, who learned the truth about their son's death in March. This Friday marks the tenth 'Day for Daniel'
Event Broadcast 2014-10-26 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject U2 (Musical group)
Drowning victims.
Rock musicians.
Western Australia -- Perth.
Ireland -- Dublin.
Form Streaming video
Author Curro, Tracey, host
Gage, Ross, host
Usher, Michael, host
Gardner, Georgie, reporter
Clayton, Adam, contributor
Cowan, Brett Peter, contributor
Faria, John, contributor
Griffiths, Tom, contributor
Hayes, Liz, contributor
Lucas, Brian, contributor
MacMillan, Jack, contributor
Morcombe, Bruce, contributor
Morcombe, Denise, contributor
Mullen, Larry, contributor
Pellegrino, Robert, contributor
Perelman, Glenyse, contributor
Rosengren, David, contributor
Verhaeren, Jacco, contributor