ABC News Launches 'Brian Ross Investigates' Weekly Show

Photo: Ruth Madoff

ABC News' Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross is launching a weekly 20-minute investigate news magazine show that features exclusive interviews, undercover videos and extended investigations and story updates.

This week's episode features exclusive new video of Ruth Madoff, wife of imprisoned Ponzi scammer Bernie Madoff, out on the streets of New York. Also featured is a segment examining the recent spate of spy arrests, swaps, defections and re-defections and an update on deadly pool drains.

Ross speaks with Richard Clarke, a former senior White House national security official and ABC News consultant, about Iranian defector Shahram Amiri, the Russian spies, and the murky world of espionage. He also Skypes with Ronnie Sue Ambrosino, a victim of Madoff's who has become an advocate for victims' rights and justice in the case, and Nancy Baker, the mother of 7-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker who died in a pool entrapment accident.

"The show is part of our expanded digital efforts in this new age of news," Ross said. "It's an exciting venture that we hope will allow viewers to interact with our investigative team and offer input as we continue reporting."

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"Brian Ross Investigates" airs every Friday on Hulu.com - CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL EPISODES - and ABC News Now, the network's 24-hour news channel available throughout the U.S. and Europe, at 1:36pm. Each show is also available on mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad.

Viewers can submit videos and personal thoughts on controversial issues and current topics through Facebook and Twitter, including the "Skype Gripe" segment, in which viewers are invited to interact with Ross about recent investigations.

To join in on the discussion and be part of the show, follow Brian Ross on Twitter at @BrianRoss, the Investigative Team at @ABCNewsBlotter, and on Facebook (ABC News Investigative Team).

CLICK HERE to follow the ABC News Investigative Team's coverage on Twitter.

This week is the 15th episode of "Brian Ross Investigates." All shows are archived on Hulu for viewing.

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