COCAINE CASSIE: THE PRISON INTERVIEW
In a major 60 MINUTES exclusive Liam Bartlett interviews Cassandra Sainsbury, the 22-year-old South Australian woman who now claims the unwanted title of being our best known overseas prisoner. It’s an interview that has taken months of delicate negotiations to arrange. As well as Cassie herself, the Sainsbury family, lawyers and prison officials were all involved in consultations, and late last week the doors of Bogota’s El Buen Pastor women’s prison were opened for Bartlett and his team. Inside the jail they found a surprisingly upbeat and candid Cassie Sainsbury, who welcomed the opportunity to give her side of the story for the very first time, and try to explain the simple question: why did she attempt to smuggle 5.8 kilograms of cocaine out of Colombia? Since her arrest in April we have heard a lot about Cassie Sainsbury, but we’ve heard nothing from Cassie Sainsbury. Until now.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producers: Steve Jackson, Sean Power
ONE HELLUVA DAY
February 18 this year was one helluva day for Glenn Dickson. He was out spear fishing 40 kilometres off the Far North Queensland coast when he was repeatedly attacked by a three and a half metre bull shark. His right leg was severed and the loss of blood meant he almost died – six times – during an epic journey to get him to hospital. Against the odds Glenn survived. He says the love of his beautiful young family got him through. But now, seven months on, that love is being tested again because Glenn has decided to face up to his fear, and maybe the shark too, by getting back in the water.
Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producer: Michelle Tapper
STILL THE ONE
Whatever happened to Shania Twain? Back in the nineties she was everywhere and her catchy country-pop music seemed to be playing every time we switched on the radio. In fact she was so popular that one of her albums still ranks as the highest seller by any female artist. But after a decade at the top, Twain abruptly and rather mysteriously left the stage. She gave up adulation for isolation and became a recluse. It possibly had something to do with her love life, which was so confused and complicated that it deserved its own country song. But now Shania Twain has returned to the spotlight, and it’s as if she’s never been away.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producers: Stefanie Sgroi