This week on Sunday Night:
MURDER AT SEA
In an explosive investigation Sunday Night examines the events surrounding the horrific deaths of four men – including young Aussie dad Aaron Houweling – in the Gulf of Mexico last year. An Australian marine company stands accused in a US court of “cowardice and murder” and of breaking the sacred maritime code, abandoning men in peril on the ocean. Ross Coulthart investigates why the Captain of the Australian-owned ship turned his back on Aaron and nine of his workmates as they clung to a life raft in mountainous seas in the middle of a tropical storm. For four days, without food and water, the men were left in raging seas. Four men, including Aaron, never made it. Now, as a multi-million dollar lawsuit is launched in the United States, Sunday Night uncovers the shocking story and attempts to answer the key questions about the tragedy.
Guest reporter Peter FitzSimons presents a very personal and bittersweet story that could change the way we eat forever. Experts now say sugar is toxic and we’re eating so much it’s driving obesity, heart disease and even cancer. The new claims suggest sugar is addictive and should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol. Yet every single day we are absorbing it into our bodies and feeding it to our children. In fact, on average, every Australian eats about 33kgs of sugar a year. Peter FitzSimons has had his own battle with sugar and weight gain. The former Wallaby piled on the kilos after he hung up the boots. Now at age 50, he takes on the challenge to cut sugar from his diet, with amazing results. Peter’s investigation asks is sugar really bad for you, or is it the victim of bad PR?
The world’s most popular chef and food campaigner gives Sunday Night an exclusive interview as he touches down in Australia. He’s transformed school dinners in the UK, angered the Americans when he tried to do the same in Los Angeles, and now he’s on the warpath in Australia. Jamie talks food, family and what he’s doing next. Can he rescue Australia from being one of the most obese countries in the developed world?
Hosted by Chris Bath, Sunday Night airs on Sunday March 4 at 6.30pm AEDT on Channel 7.