The Ten Commandments on 'Nightline'

A new series explores the biblical commandments from a modern day perspective.

ByABC News
September 14, 2009, 12:04 PM

Sept. 14, 2009— -- Can you list the Ten Commandments? Which of these biblical laws did you break or honor today? ABC News' "Nightline" takes an unprecedented in-depth look at the Ten Commandments in a new series to launch Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11:35 p.m. ET. The program's anchors and correspondents will tackle each of the commandments, looking at what they mean, and how they apply to life in the 21st century.

The series launches with "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery." Co-anchor Cynthia McFadden moderates a "Nightline" "Face-Off" with one big question: Were we "born to cheat?" Participants include: Pastor Ed Young of the Fellowship Church in Dallas, Jonathan Daugherty of Be Broken Ministries, Jenny Block, author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage," and Noel Biderman, CEO of, a Web site for people who want to cheat on their partners.

For "Remember to Keep the Sabbath Holy,"correspondent Vicki Mabrey profiles Chick Fil-A, the successful fast food chain that is closed on Sundays. Mabrey sits down with Chick Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy near Dallas, who explains why being closed on Sunday makes great business sense.

For "There is Only One God," "Nightline" correspondent John Donvan travels to Egypt and Israel in search of the real story of the commandments and their creation.

For "Thou Shalt Not Kill," ABC News Correspondent Nick Watt interviews the Dr. Death of New Zealand. When is euthanasia justified?

"Nightline's" series, "The Ten Commandments," begins airing Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11:35 p.m. ET.