Horrifying, enraging, shocking … Perhaps these words came to mind as you read some of the news stories that gripped the nation in the past few weeks. Now, go inside the lives of ordinary people who faced a crisis or a tragedy and found themselves in the spotlight.

UPDATE: Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder and other charges related to her daughter's death. She was convicted of giving police false information.


Contested Kidney

A heated divorce battle has sparked controversy and debates across the country! Dr. Richard Batista demands his estranged wife return the kidney he donated to her, or pay him $1.5 million. Legal experts Lisa Bloom, Bradford Cohen and Nancy Grace weigh in.


"She may have ripped out his heart; He doesn't get to rip out her kidney."


Casey Anthony's Collateral Damage

Jesse Grund became engaged to Casey Anthony shortly after Caylee was born. He sheds light on what life was like with the mother and daughter. Why does he say his reputation is ruined? And, hear from Jesse's father who says he saw red flags in Casey early on.


"That was their goal from the beginning, implicate somebody other than Casey, and it was me."


Suicide Scare

Caylee Anthony's grandfather, George, recently went missing for hours. He was found in a hotel room with pill bottles and a suspected suicide note claiming he wanted to be with Caylee. What led this man to go down this path? Dr. Thomas Joiner offers information about suicide and what you can do if you or someone you know is thinking of ending their life.

"People who talk about it do it."

If you're thinking about ending your life or worried about a loved one, call the National Suicide Hotline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

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Murder Suspect is Engaged

Drew Peterson shocked the nation by announcing he's engaged, even though he's still legally married to his missing fourth wife, Stacy. Dr. Phil sits down with Ernie Raines, father of Drew's new fiancée, who is outraged and says the marriage isn't going to happen!


Is there anything this father can do to protect his daughter?

Extra Content

  • Suicide: Warning Signs and What to Do
  • If you're thinking about ending your life or worried about a loved one, call the National Suicide Hotline at (800) 273-TALK, (800) 273-8255(800) 273-8255.