An entertainment legend, he was Hollywood’s favourite funny man and the king of slapstick comedy. Now 86-years-old, Jerry Lewis has been making people laugh for decades. Join Sunday Night’s PJ Madam for a laugh a minute visit to Jerry Lewis’ Las Vegas home to talk about life, love, and his famous partnership – and subsequent fallout – with friend Dean Martin. In the decades that followed the movies and stage performances, Jerry Lewis has poured his time into raising billions of dollars for those in need. Find out why his charities mean so much to him and why one Australian family has touched his heart.
Toxoplasmosis is a disease that affects up to one in three Australians – yet the vast majority have no idea what it is or if they are infected. People infected with toxoplasmosis have microscopic parasites living in their brains. Most of the time these parasites lie dormant, but shocking new research reveals they could be responsible for more than we ever believed. The main source of toxoplasmosis is the domestic cat, and a human can become infected in just eight seconds. In Australia, pregnant women are warned to avoid cats, particularly in the early stages of pregnancy. In many other countries women are regularly tested for the disease, and while there is no cure, fast treatment can save lives. In Australia we do not routinely test for toxoplasmosis. Alex Cullen’s worldwide investigation asks why this quite terrifying disease is not being highlighted by Australian health authorities.
MIDGET SUB MYSTERY
Sunday Night guest reporter Jack Thompson sets out to solve one of Australia’s greatest wartime mysteries. In 1942, World War II came to Australia, with three Japanese midget subs entering Sydney Harbour. In this major eight-month investigation, Sunday Night travels to Japan to interview the only Japanese survivor of the attack, and reunites him with the young Aussie gunner who witnessed it. Then we explore the ocean floor and go inside the mystery sub that caused so much havoc that day. The fate of the two kamikaze Japanese sailors who manned the sub has never been known, until this final chapter.