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As we saw earlier, it was a very windy day
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to the SES, mainly for fallen trees
and damaged roofs. The highest wind gusts of 85km/h
were recorded in Lucas Heights. The city reached a top
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Enjoy your evening. Stay with us now for 'Sunday Night'.

Tonight... Last year, more than 7,000 Britons took
their bat and ball and went home. ..over here and over us. MAN: There's things in the sea
that want to kill you. Bit worried about
the kids burning, skin cancer. Can be a bit one-dimensional here. It's like a lady's drink. And rips will make you drown. It's a lot more expensive as well. The roads, the potholes
are atrocious. What they do next...
Never whinged. ..you won't believe.

Goodbye, Australia.
See you next year. Welcome and farewell.

Plus...
WOMAN: Hi, Cooper. (GASPS) Hi, Cooper! MAN: We had actually done what
everyone said was impossible. For the first time...
Could you hear that? ..the gift of sound.
The smile lights up on their face. Miracles every day. They know what's what they've been
missing out on. Oh, my voice!
Giving back people's lives. (CHUCKLES)
Aa-oo! Thank you.
Yeah. Thank you. Yeah! And... Yo! We're on film already. ..Bruce Springsteen. Whenever I think of you,
I think of pain, my friend! Born to be the Boss. Is it strange to look back,
seeing you at that age? Whoa - some of the scenes you're
just a dead ringer for your kids, you know? (LAUGHS) I'm a lucky guy. (SINGS) # Glory days... # Hello and welcome to
the summer edition of Sunday Night. I'm Chris Bath. Also tonight, Pitcairn Island. Remote and beautiful
but in need of a makeover.

We're on our way to one of the most remote and
mythologised places on the planet. Pitcairn Island - can it survive
into the 21st century? WOMAN: We've got to build tourism
to build a future for Pitcairn. MAN: If we all want to live
on this island, we've all got to pull together. I'd like to think
that in another 200 years, there's a community
still growing and thriving.

Fascinating Pitcairn Island later. But first, they've been dubbed
'Ping-Pong Poms' - the British immigrants
who are over here and over us. Each year, thousands of Brits who
came to Australia for a better life packed their bags for home after
deciding they made the wrong choice. They're homesick and hate it. It's too hot, too many insects,
too expensive. Here's Peter FitzSimons.

MAN: So cold down here
at the moment. What do you think of spending
your birthday on such a cold beach?

No chance of swimming today.

It begins with a dream...

..the dream of a better life. Oh, my chips are cold.
Mine are getting cold now as well. The Australian dream... Are you cold?
Yeah, freezing.

Never mind. You'll be too hot soon. ..to swap life here... ..for here. SONG: # This is Australia... # But just like the First Fleet, many emigrating English
have second thoughts. Carl. Carl, can you come up here,
please? Well, there's things in the sea that want to kill you
for getting into the sea. Like, in England at least,
we haven't got... Welcome and farewell.

But it isn't just a couple
of families doing a U-turn - last year, more than 7,000 Britons
took their bat and ball and went home.

They're known as 'Ping-Pong Poms'. So we're just going back
to being scrimping and saving, won't have the income level. Among their number is Jeff McMillan with whom
I'd only just been acquainted. Sorry, Peter... Peter Fitz...
Is it Fitzgerald? FitzSimons.
Same spelling as the famous author. Oh, right. SONG: # Take me back
to dear old Blighty... # This is what Jeff,
his wife and two children left behind in Lancaster, England,
five years ago. Their leaving party
was full of high hopes. He got to see his goal. He'll get on well with Australians
'cause they're a bit up themselves. SONG: # I come from
a land Down Under... # They settled in the Sunshine State, set themselves up
in a modern 3-bedroom home near Brisbane. Come on, Lewis. Time to get up. But, unlike the engines of the jet
that brought them here, they haven't stopped whining since. Will we be going to England today? How do you find Australia's food,
generally? Crap.
Oh! The roads,
the potholes are atrocious. It's like Third World countries,
some of these potholes. They won't get to them for weeks. The sausages are just awful. OUR sausages are awful?! The Brisbane drivers,
they don't do overtaking here. It's all undertaking. That's why the undertakers
are always so busy. I've not met anyone that says
that they like the sausages here. Excuse me!
English. Is it possible that you two are...? I'm trying to think
of that expression. Oh, I remember. 'Whinging Poms'? No. Never whinged. Never whinged. We're just stating the differences,
aren't we? That's all. Never whinged. At least in England, we've got a bit of
courtesy on the roads. I won't miss the driving here. This is what we call in Australia
'meat and one veg'. Somebody's let me out. That's a rarity - must be English.
Must be a Pommy. ('HOME AND AWAY' THEME PLAYS) For the Waldren family in Norfolk, it's only a few more days
before they leave.

Surrounded by boxes, their interest in us,
like so many English, was sparked while watching
'Home and Away' and that, it seems, is where
the ping-pong problem begins. Can't wait to get there. Can you?
Nah. MAN: I think the growth of a range
of television programs in the UK about a better life Down Under - 'Home and Away', all of those things
that we are very familiar with - paint a picture of life in Australia that perhaps doesn't always live up
to people's expectations. Ping-Pong Poms are so intriguing
that at the University of London, Professor Roger Burrows has forged
a career trying to make sense of it. I think we've been very surprised by how remarkably unprepared
people have been. when they've moved to Australia. They really have been driven
by the dream, by the images, rather than by
a realistic assessment about what the day-to-day,
mundane life is gonna be like.

Everyone's gotta find out
sooner or later. You get sand stuck all over you.
That's it. Then you bring it all in me car,
don't you, Lewis? A mobile beach in the car. All that sand in your hair.
Wish I had hair like you. In Sydney, another family over here,
over us and heading back. I'm just going to go upstairs
and make a start on Zach's room.

For Michelle, baby Zach and Carl... Carl. Carl!
Carl, can you come up here? ..history is repeating itself. My father was a 10-pound Pom
in the '60s so he came to Australia
as a bit of an adventure and he ended up staying here...
I think it was five years. He returned to England
but Australia never left his heart. I've grew up with Australia as
this fantastic place from my father and we always just thought,
"Let's give it a whirl." Cover up my shoulders. So, five years ago, they emigrated, but every year since has been
a struggle to make ends meet. Australia, they find,
is too expensive. I always thought
the Australian dream of the quarter-acre block of land
with the pool and the house, but it doesn't exist. You know, the clothing over here I don't find as good quality
as in Europe and it's a lot more expensive
as well. I think Australian people do tend to
moan a lot more than English people. No!
Yes! SONG: # This is paradise
# Open your eyes up... # Welcome to paradise.
(ALL LAUGH) This will be Carl and Michelle's
last lunch living the Australian dream, a dream they feel
only Australians truly get. Australians tend to think that
this is the best place on earth and it can be
a bit one-dimensional here. The difference between
an Australian and a yoghurt? Yeah, what's that?
More culture in the yoghurt. (LAUGHS) There are really
just three main reasons why people return. First of all,
people miss their family. Well, we are missing family. The second main reason
is that people feel homesick, they feel displaced. I agree
I don't suit Australia's culture because I'm a Pom. And the third reason - and perhaps
this is a more important reason than it has been historically - is that people feel that their
dreams have not been fulfilled. I just don't understand
why your heart's back in England when the sun's shining here
and surf's up. Yeah, but I don't do beach. I don't want sand down my crack. (LAUGHS)

I'm dehydrated. I forgot about me phone.

My phone's knackered.
I haven't got a phone now. We're not beach people, are we?

See your books? Just in case you forget
where's you're from, our little Aussie man. So it hasn't quite worked for you
the way you might have hoped. What about Zach? To grow up on the beach,
to be a nipper? I know. I imagine he'll look back
and say, "What the hell!? "This is where, you know,
I was born and you lived "and you've brought me back here?!" But we never set out
to come here forever. Stay with me on this
thought experiment - here is an Australian pub. Yep. There's a beach, there's cold beer, there's sun shining outside, there's beautiful girls
walking past in bikinis, and here is an English pub and it's cold outside and it's wet and it's all really tight and
there's sort of a smoky atmosphere. OK. You're an intelligent man. Which one of these are you
gonna pick up that you really want? Well, you go for that because that's what
I'm brought up in, innit? That culture. Only 'cause you didn't know better! Once you've tried
the Australian pub... Yeah.
Mm-mm. Far superior?
Far superior! Nah. It's not, though. I liked Jeff's frankness, even though I could hardly
understand a word he was saying. You know what I think we're gonna
have to do with you on this story? We're gonna have to put subtitles. You don't like the beer, you don't like the pubs,
you don't like the people. Well, you don't get pints! It's like a lady's drink, innit?
Drinking out of that. So nobody's ever called you
a whinging Pom? Not yet. I tell you what -
after this show, they will. It's gonna change!
(BOTH LAUGH)

Well, last night in England.
Yep. Goodnight. Goodnight, then.
See you in the morning.

(BOTH LAUGH) As the Waldrens prepared
to leave Norfolk for the big journey Down Under, in an old Queensland butter factory, dozens of new Australians were
getting ready to make it official - proof, perhaps that this country
isn't so bad after all. We are really glad that Australia
accepted us for who we are and we're just
proud to be in this country. "From this time forward..." But not everyone who takes
the pledge intends to keep it. "I pledge my loyalty to Australia
and its people..." A fortnight before they flew out,
the McMillans, like many Ping-Pong Poms,
took out Australian citizenship.

Is it a bit 'up yours' to us to grab your Australian citizenship
papers and go, "Taxi! Get me back to Britain.
Get me back to the airport!"? I feel a bit funny
sometimes about getting it but if I want to come back
in a year's time, and I think if we come back, it'll be coming back
to settle and that's it. Carl, are you an Australian citizen
or are you, honest, a British citizen
with Australian papers? If I'm honest, I'm a British
citizen, first and foremost, with another passport. (SINGS) # Australians all
let us rejoice... # We don't know it. ALL: # Advance Australia fair. #

See you.
Nice to have met you. Bye-bye.

(BAND PLAYS
'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR')

Look, band playing for us. What a welcome!
I know!

It's nice, innit, eh? Yo, William. Great. (LAUGHS) Really great!

(SINGS) # Let every stage
Advance Australia fair # In joyful strains then let us sing # Advance Australia fair. #

Welcome to Nambour on behalf of the
Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Thank you very much. Couple of gifts here
to make you feel very Aussie. Oh, lovely. Yeah - little kangaroo. What did you think
when you came around the corner, you saw the brass band? That was really unexpected.
Bit surprised, yeah. Wasn't expecting that.
That was really nice. Not just for us. Oh, no - we do that
for everybody that arrives! Dinky-di Aussie
Peter FitzSimons there. Next, breaking the sound barrier. The sheer joy of it.

WOMAN: Hi, Cooper. To have that reaction that he had
was truly stunning. MAN: Giving back people's lives.
Oh, my voice! It's a new world for him, really is. Thank you.
Yeah. Thank you. That just makes me so moved. Whoo! (GIGGLES)

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Now to a story
which will leave you cheering. Cooper LaScala is a little boy
whose life was transformed when he heard sounds
for the first time thanks to
a brilliant Australian invention called the cochlear implant. To watch his sheer joy
as the implant is turned on is just wonderful. But it's not only Cooper - tens of thousands of people
around the world have benefited from this tiny device which, at first,
was ridiculed by hearing experts.

WOMAN: OK.

Hey, good job. I know.

WOMAN: Hi, Cooper. (GASPS) Hi, Cooper! (GURGLES HAPPILY)

Hi, Cooper. It's the first time 2-year-old
Cooper has heard his mother. Hi, Cooper.

Hi, baby. I know I'm doing that.
I'm sorry. (LAUGHS)

What's that?
Do you hear something? (WHIMPERS)

It's OK! It's the first time
he's heard any sound at all. Yeah!

Life-changing moments like this...

MAN: Hi! Solomon!

WOMAN: Oh, you got a scare! ..are happening every day.

(BIRDS CHIRP)

And every time is like the first
for Professor Graeme Clark.

CLARK: That just makes me so moved.

It's one of the joys
that we've all shared with this work and that is giving back
people's lives 'cause that's what
they say happens.

Professor Clark's father was Deaf. In the mid-'60s,
as a young research scientist, he set about trying to find a cure
for his dad. That was part of his motivation. Another —
those who said it couldn't be done. Colleagues in Melbourne referred
to me as "That clown, Clark". And they said
I was as likely to be successful as putting an electric light bulb
into a body orifice and switching on the current. So that was a neat way
of summarising their thoughts. Hi, sweetie!

Could you hear that?

(GURGLES) Hi! Professor Clark's breakthrough - a device that turns sound into
electric impulses in the brain — has allowed almost 250,000
profoundly deaf adults and children to hear.

WOMAN: She heard it! MAN: Hey, Ali.
You hear it! You hear, baby? New generations of that first device are now giving more people
with different kinds of deafness...

..the gift of sound. Oh, my gosh.

Was there a particular moment
when you said, "Yes, I'm going to have
a cochlear ear?" Oh, my voice! Oh! It's so...

It was probably the prospect
of motherhood. (SINGS) # Round and round the garden
like a teddy bear... # I thought hard and decided
that I would be a better mother if I could communicate
with my children better.

Sydney mum Olivia Anderson's path
to hearing is an unusual one. Born deaf, she resisted getting
a cochlear implant because she'd become used to
a silent world. Before you got the cochlear implant you said, "Being Deaf
was part of my identity." What do you mean by that? I felt that I was coping well and that if something
was not broken, which was how I saw my life, there was no need to change it. But when Olivia had her first child,
Camilla, her priorities changed. I just had a fear of her crying
and my not realising it. So two years ago,
Olivia had a cochlear implant. WOMAN: Olivia, are you ready? This is her switch-on day.

Oh, my gosh! Oh, it was just incredibly bizarre and extremely excited
at the same time. When I'm speaking, I'm... You can...
I can hear the sound as well. Yeah.

Big. Big deal.

Let me find those tissues.
Been waiting a long time for this. Hey?

What was it like to be hearing your
daughter's voice for the first time? Can you hear that?

Since getting the implant,
Olivia has had another baby... What a beautiful big sister! ..a son, Noah. How many pigs are there?
One, two, three... Do you wish
that you'd got the cochlear earlier? Absolutely, yes.
Without a doubt. The success of the cochlear implant has inspired the development
of different bionic hearing devices around the world such as the one that 29-year-old Sarah Churman
is about to have switched on. So now, technically,
your device is on. (LAUGHS)
Can you tell?!

Oh! It's exciting!

You can put it down for a second.

Just get used to the sound. (SOBS) What does it sound like?

I can hear myself cry.

It was a genetic abnormality between
my parents' DNA just caused it. It's hairs in the inner ear
that didn't form correctly.

Sarah's hearing could not be
restored by a cochlear implant and she had virtually given up on anything other than a life
lived in silence. It's all I've ever known.
It was quote unquote "normal". But...I mean,
it's a struggle just daily. Daily you think of things
that you wish you could hear or that you could understand.

Sarah is married
and has two children. Her life took a detour when her husband, Sloan,
changed the radio station on his way home from work. I was driving down the road
and I flipped to the AM channel on the radio station and I heard the back end of this ad
and it hit me like a bag of bricks. I knew immediately this was
what we had been waiting for.

The ad was for this -
a different kind of bionic ear. While the cochlear
has a built-in microphone, this device, called the Esteem, can actually restore the function
to dormant parts of the ear, allowing them to process sound. But at $30,000,
it was too much for Sarah... Alright, can you hear the cracking? ..until her mother-in-law, Lari, offered to give her every cent
of her life savings. LARI: I wanted her to hear so badly. I said, "Do it, let's do it now.
Let's don't look back."

So in August last year,
with the flick of a switch... WOMAN: Can you hear me?
Can you hear your voice? ..Sarah's silence ended. Does your voice sound pretty loud? Um, not really. (GIGGLES)
That's good!

My laughter feels loud. You'll get used to all of that
over time.

A measure of this miracle is
that the video of Sarah's switch-on has been watched 13 million on times
on the internet... What does a horse do?
(NEIGHS) ..thanks to a single act
of generosity from her mother-in-law, Lari. What would you like to say to Lari?

To Lari, oh... There's...

There's... There's nothing I could say. Nothing would ever do it justice,
um, so I don't even try other than, of course, I've told her
thank you a million times, you know? But there's times...

I couldn't even fathom...

..cashing out $30,000 of my savings
to give to someone so there's not any words. There's not enough words I could
ever say to express my gratitude.

So I don't have a good answer
for that. (LAUGHS)

Come here. Come here! Come here. Go get the dogs. Where are they? Where are those dogs?
Where are you going? Hi, Cooper.

Hi, Cooper! (LAUGHS)

That's fantastic. To have a little boy that
went from hearing absolutely nothing to hearing Mom's voice
for the first time... Hi, Cooper. ..to have that reaction that he had
was truly stunning. I'm sorry. (LAUGHS) Everything he...
you know, sees or hears. I mean, it is just...
it's a new world for him. It really is. Your favourite. (ROARS) Very good. (ROARS) What's this, Cooper? A. Mm-hm. What's this? E.

Cooper's doing wonderfully.

You know, he went from total silence to, you know, speaking two words
at this point. He knows his ABCs
and he can count from 1 to 10 and he's really doing beautifully. He's progressing... ..you know,
more than we could ever imagine. Good job!
Good job! Good job! Yeah. It's yummy.

Hey! (LAUGHS) Hello. Hello. (BOTH LAUGH)

CLARK: I did not think it would
benefit so many people. I was just overjoyed
that it had benefited one and didn't dare to dream that
it would help so many people. (SINGS) # H, I, J, K... # L, M, N, O, P!

Just a big thank you. Just, you know, if it weren't for
you, our son would not have hearing. He would not be able to... ..hear our voices and experience everything
that this world has to offer. So we are truly blessed. Thank you.
Yeah, thank you. All done? You're all done. OK. All done! You did great. Give me a high five.

Thank you very much. What do you say? Thank you.
You're welcome.

I had to wipe my tears.

It's very moving. Yep.

And good luck to Cooper
and all the cochlear recipients. Next, the bold plan to save one of the most remote
and beautiful places on Earth.

We're on our way
to one of the most remote and mythologised places
on the planet.

We don't have enough people
in the workforce to run the island. We've got to build tourism
to create a future for Pitcairn. Otherwise we're gonna sink. We're giving it our best shot. That door is not closed to anyone.

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WOMAN 2: Oh, wow. And only at...
ALL: At Coles. SONG: # It's Christmas time... #
Yum, really good. # It's Christmas time... #
(LAUGHS) # Stand up, stand up... #

Pitcairn Island is about as isolated
as you can get. Halfway between New Zealand
and South America, it has a population
of just 50 or so. Nearly all are descendants
of the 'Bounty' mutineers and the Tahitians
who came with them. Its recent history
has also been turbulent but with tropical forests
and pristine waters, this faraway island is now searching
for a place in the world. Ross Coulthard reports.

We're on our way to
one of the most remote and mythologised places
on the planet — Pitcairn Island. Can it survive
into the 21st Century?

Pitcairn Island rises
from the Pacific Ocean, 8,000km from Australia. It's about as far away
as you can get from almost anywhere. But with a population of 54, to survive,
the island needs new blood. We've got an aging population and so within the next 10 years, we don't have enough people
in the workforce to run the island. Jacqui Christian, a direct descendent of the 'Bounty'
mutineer Fletcher Christian, is leading an image makeover to bring tourists and new residents
to Pitcairn. You're going to go back
to Pitcairn Island. What's going through your mind? Oh, I'm looking forward to it. Just looking forward to going home. But you're apprehensive
about this venture, aren't you? Well, yeah. Mainly because
it's really the only thing we have. We've got to build tourism
to create a future for Pitcairn because we need to attract
young people home. What's your fear? Failing.

For many, the attraction of Pitcairn
is the story of Fletcher Christian who fell in love with a Tahitian
princess more than 200 years ago. Fletcher led
the mutiny on the 'Bounty' against the notorious Captain Bligh. The majority of the 'Bounty' crew
stayed in Tahiti but Fletcher knew that if Bligh
got back to England, obviously they would look in Tahiti
for him, so he and eight others and their 12 women
and 6 Tahitian men went in search for Pitcairn Island and when they eventually found it
two months later, they ran the ship aground and burned
it so that they couldn't be found and no-one could escape
and dob them in.

The remains of the 'Bounty'
are still here. Whereabouts is the 'Bounty' wreck? Um, just below you.

It's pretty cool. I'm swimming in
the bay where the 'Bounty' was sunk with the great, great, great, great
granddaughter of Fletcher Christian.

It's absolutely stunning, Jacqui.

The water is so clear. I reckon you could see 120-130 feet.

Great history, great fishing,
great diving. Is that your hope -
that it might bring people here? The intrigue. Yeah, well the 'Bounty'
is interesting. It's an interesting story. A bit of romance.
A bit of rebellion. So people like to come and see
the place where it all finished up.

Wreck diving is one part of
Jacqui's plan to attract visitors.

She's also begun sailing tours
from French Polynesia. Tourists stay with the locals
in their homes.

What is Pitcairn life like?
What happens? What's the daily rhythm of life? Well, I guess the thing is
there isn't one.

Living on a South Pacific island has long held a romantic appeal
to the outside world. REPORTER: They don't drink or smoke
and there is no television. The people come together in extended
families and with their neighbours to eat and talk.

Here, the generation gap
is meaningless.

But the awful truth was
that generations of young girls, like Jacqui, were routinely raped. Without wanting to upset you,
Jacqui, what happened to you as a child?

Well, I was one of seven women
that testified against child abuse.

And yet
you're giving this opportunity back to the very island
that treated you so badly? Well, I still love the place,
you know. There's people that did bad things but there's people that do
bad things everywhere. I'd really like to create a future
for Pitcairn. I'd like to think that
in another 200 years there's a community still growing
and thriving there. MAN: Whoever comes through that door
is a guest.

That door is not closed to anyone. Anyone. This is a place to come sit down,
mingle, talk, fun and it's been great. It's worked out very good.

Former mayor Steve Christian is one of the half a dozen islanders
convicted of sex offences.

He served just over two years at a prison built on the island
after the trial. There's a plan to turn the prison
into a guest house for tourists. Steve's now helping Jacqui
turn around the image of Pitcairn. I feel it's time we just
put that crap behind us now because if we all want to live on
this island, we've all got to pull together,
otherwise we're gonna sink.

What do you need? People? (LAUGHS) But...how many people? If we could bring in
an extra 150 a year, it would actually
make quite a difference. There's lots of opportunity here
to have nothing to do. Show us how you do it, Jacqui. Except, of course, go hunting. For breadfruit. (BANG!) Well done!
First shot! I'm impressed!

Adventure lies around every corner which keeps the seven children who
live here active and out of trouble.

We would love to have
some more people to come and live - people with skills, people who
want to live in a small community - but also by having tourism. Hopefully we can attract
some younger people back who come and work in
opportunities that will be created and also they might like to stay
and raise families.

Every January, there's a celebration marking the day Fletcher Christian
burned his ship, effectively cutting himself and his
crew off from the rest of the world. More than two centuries later,
Pitcairn wants the world to find it.

The whole future of this island
is in the balance, isn't it? Yes, it is. If you don't get a way
of making an income, if you don't get more people coming
to actually live on the island, it's really, it's all over soon,
isn't it? I believe so and there comes a time when there
won't be enough people to do the physical running
of the island, so we're giving it our best shot.

Next...
I'm not ready! ..Bruce Springsteen
and his good mate Molly. You dragged your ass a long way,
man. That's it. A catastrophic success. The behind-the-scenes video that
reveals the making of a legend. Oh, my God! I'm a lucky guy. And later... MAN: 'Samsara' is
a guided meditation. ..a breathtaking snapshot
of planet Earth. It's a film that
takes you on a journey.

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This man right here drug me through
the longest four hours of my life. I once interviewed Bruce Springsteen
for four hours and he won't let me forget it. Oh, my God. Whenever I think of you,
I think of pain, my friend. But anyway, I'm glad you're here. (SINGS) # I'm driving in my car

# I turn on the radio... #

Do I get nervous interviewing
someone like Bruce Springsteen? All the time. I'm heading to Bruce's home, which is on a 200-hectare farm
in New Jersey. # 'Cause when we kiss
Oh... # Gentlemen... Oh!
We're on film already? I'm not ready!
I need to be beautified. # Do you love me? Do you love me? #

Well, here we are. You dragged your ass a long way,
may I say. (LAUGHS) # What must I do? # What does it take to get to you? # What's all the fuss? # Bruce has stayed close to his roots. # Oh, talk to me. # First thing... Every... Hey!
(STRUMS GUITAR) This recording session
was filmed three decades ago, a few kilometres from
where the Boss lives today.

The clips were recently discovered and have been made
into a documentary. What are you gonna throw out? I can't think of something,
but I'll think of something.

BOTH: (SING) # There's a hot sun
beating on a black top... # It's a rare and raw view
of a rock legend in the making. # She can take a taxi
back to the ghetto tonight. # (LAUGHS) We had a big box of things
that we didn't know what it was, and in it we found all this footage which shows all these
skinny little 27-year-old kids trying to...trying to come up with
their masterpiece in the studio. When I saw the documentary, I slightly went into shock watching
it, because I never dreamed... That we were that skinny! You were skinny.
And you're looking good now. Is it strange looking back,
seeing you at that age? Uh...I look a lot like my sons,
so it's kind of interesting. My sons are close -
they're 20, 16 and so. I think the funniest thing is...
well, some of the scenes, you look...you're just a dead
ringer for your kids, you know?

Bruce found his first music heroes
on the radio. He was tuned into the Beatles, the
Rolling Stones and the King, Elvis.

Elvis sort of got you thinking and the Beatles and the Stones
got you acting.

In 1975, 'Born to Run' made the Boss
and the E-Street Band rock stars. # In the day we sweat it
out on the streets # The runaway American dream... # He was on the cover of 'Time'
and 'Newsweek' in the same week.

But just as Bruce found his voice,
he lost it. Like many young artists of the time, Bruce had signed away
his music rights to his manager. He went to court to get them back.

The lawsuit lasted for
two, three years, I guess. A couple of years, maybe. And it was a big, big hassle!
(LAUGHS) But, you know,
it was very rough at the time. # It's my life # And I'll do what I want... # Bruce won the legal battle and his darkest days
delivered a classic album.

# In darkness
on the edge of time... #

# In darkness
on the edge of time... # Out of all the songs I've written, that's way, way up at the top as one
of my favourites, you know, so...

Would it be fair to say that you... ..didn't like becoming, per se,
a rock star? There were a lot of rock stars.
Always was, always will be. Always will be, right? I don't mind being that thing,
but I don't wanna just be that. 'Cause when you're a little rock
band and you're in a little bar, that's a really essential link
in the equation. You're in the middle of your people
when you're doing that. As you become successful, there is stress
and tension on all that fabric. It stretches,
stretches and stretches. Stretching it is OK.
You don't want it to tear and break. I was concerned that I'd tear
the basic threadwork of what tied me to the deeper
meaning of what I was doing. So, I was careful. # Down in a dead man's town # The first kick I took
was when I hit the ground... # You look at the two times when we
had catastrophic success, you know? # Born in the USA... # It was 'Born to Run'
and 'Born in the USA', and after both of those times, I really kind of stopped
and reflected. # Just as black
and whispering as the rain # On the streets
of Philadelphia... # I wasn't so concerned
with the perpetuation of... ..of hit records
or success, per se.

My attitude was to stop
and try to reflect on what had happened, what it meant, who I was, who I wanted to be. # And my clothes
don't fit me no more # I walked a thousand miles
just to slip this skin... # Bruce is now
an elder statesman of rock. The old videos are a reminder of how
far the band and the Boss have come.

When your kids see - or
if they have seen - the documentary and go,
"Ooh, look at Dad there," you know? No, they don't bother
even to watch it, you know? What?! Who really wants to go see thousands
of people cheer their parents? I mean, nobody wants to see that. You may go to see thousands
of people boo your parents - that would be fun to see -
but nobody really... ..kids don't really wanna
go see thousands of people cheering their mother and father. It's your worst nightmare!

Well, what advice would you
give a young band today? What's important now is
it's good to learn to play live. If I had one suggestion
to young musicians, it would be to develop a,
you know, flamethrowing live show. # This is radio nowhere

# Is there anybody
alive out there? # There isn't a night when you go
out on a stage of any size and you don't realise, "I'm a guy
that plays a guitar for a living. "I am a lucky guy."

Next... 25 countries over a 5-year period. Stand by to be amazed. It's a film
that takes you on a journey. Breathtaking,
brilliant and beautiful. We're all part of the same humanity.

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Sit back and hold on tight
for a journey that took five years, cost $10 million and visited
25 countries, all with one aim - to capture the majesty and moments
that make our world so awesome. The result is a film
called 'Samsara'.

MAN: 'Samsara' is a nonverbal film that uses just music and images
to tell a story.

It's a film
that takes you on a journey.

It's not about a message,
it's about you having an experience, viewing the film and feeling a
connection to life around the world.

'Samsara' is kind of a snapshot
of contemporary life at this time.

25 countries over a 5-year period.

My name is Mark Magidson. I was the producer of 'Samsara',
also the co-writer and co-editor.

The military parade
we filmed in China, in Beijing, it was the 60th anniversary
of the Communist Party.

The number of people that are
involved, the number of... ..the precision,
the amount of effort and work that obviously
went into creating this... ..this impression
that the government put forth.

We filmed a lot of
the amazing organic images in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado.

It's an amazing area. There's really nowhere else
quite like it on the planet.

You can just see the impact of the
water over...over a lot of time, and floods still go through there. They're just beautiful, and the way the light hits them
is beautiful too.

(PULSATING ELECTRONIC MUSIC)

Los Angeles at night,
shot from a helicopter.

You get this amazing effect of kind of a rocket ship ride
over the lights of Los Angeles.

One of the really great moments
I think that we had on location was filming the aerial sequence
in Burma of the temples in Bagan. (GENTLE MUSIC)

We just got very lucky
with the weather and we were up in a hot air balloon
with a 70mm camera. It was just magnificent.

And this is one of the great
moments, the great lucky moments, that we had in capturing that.

We filmed a geisha in Kyoto, Japan.

A tear came to her eye and she
didn't blink, and we got the shot. And those are just sort of happy
accidents that happen sometimes.

Going to Mecca was...first of all, that was one of the locations
it was really difficult to access. (REVERENT CHANTING) I'm not aware of any gathering
of humanity at that scale. I think there were
2.5 million people there, estimated, at that time. (DRAMATIC MUSIC)

One of the things I come away with after having shot
in so many countries is just how much
we have in common with each other, even though everybody's cultures
are very different.

We're all part of the same humanity.

And 'Samsara'
is out nationally on Boxing Day. And that's Sunday Night
for this week and this year. On our website
you'll find more information, blogs and photo galleries
on all of our stories. From all of us at Sunday Night,
thank you for a terrific 2012, have a safe and wonderful holiday
season, and we'll see you next year. Goodnight.

Hi, everybody, and welcome
to Christmas With The Stars. I love Christmas traditions.
Don't you? You've got the tree, the food,
the decorations. It's all so exciting but this year what about making
a few new traditions at your place? And that's why we've got a show jam-packed full
of fresh, festive ideas. They're all really easy
and best of all, totally affordable. Forget the old decorations - Tara
will get your tree right on trend. This is the part I love the most. It's where I get to put
all the decorations on the tree. We mix a little bit
of Greek tradition with the hottest
dessert around. Oh, my God! The ultimate way to keep the kids
out of your hair these holidays. Alright, kids. Let's go shopping! KIDS: Yeah! Give everybody a gift
that's extra special. A tropical take on Christmas punch. There you go.
Thank you. Plus how you can lend
a helping hand this Christmas.

The Christmas tree is such
an important centrepiece for any room at this time of year. But if you're getting a little
tired of your old decorations, I've got some brand-new ideas that are bang on trend
and won't cost a fortune, which, of course,
means more money for prezzies!

To make our tree really stand out, we're going to be decorating
these really beautiful red baubles plus making some sparkly stars. And the great news is, I'm keeping it affordable just
by using a few very simple things. Now, for a designer look
at Christmas time, I'd suggest you keep your colours
really limited. Just stick to two or three. There is a buzzword in decorating
right now - it's called 'colour blocking'. It's where you stack one colour
right up against the other. So with that in mind, I'm going
for a silver and red theme. Now, as for baubles, I've gone
for a pack of eight from Kmart. They're great value. The matt ones seem to work
better than the glossy ones and because we're wrapping
rubber bands around them, go for plastic as opposed to glass -
that way they won't crack. The rubber band acts as a mask, so wherever you put bands,
it gives you different effects. If you go for several, you'll get
stripes or you could just do one and get a two-tone bauble
like I'm doing. Once you're happy, just grab
your brush and dip it in the glue. Now, coat it generously wherever
you want the glitter to be. Now just grab your glitter,
give it a really good sprinkle, and then once you're done,
shake off the excess. And at this stage, while the glue's
drying - it's a great idea - just grab a wooden spoon
on top of a vase, slip on the bauble