Imagine paying your debt and having it disappear from your credit report, only to see it resurrected years later haunting your credit score. It’s called “zombie debt”, and while it may sound like a term out of a horror film, Jesse James shares his personal story dealing with this issue that plagues consumers, even forcing some to take legal action against collection agencies for debts they’ve already paid.



More than two decades ago, the death of a toddler in a recalled portable crib prompted Congress to pass a new consumer protection law. Yet today, children still are dying in unsafe products, recalls remain largely ineffective at ridding homes of dangerous products, and the CPSC website that was supposed to help creates a false sense of security, an InvestigateTV analysis of federal records shows.



In most cases, patients with mental disabilities must be evaluated by doctors and get approval from their legal guardians before a “Do Not Resuscitate” order is approved. InvestigateTV uncovered that doesn’t always happen. The result: when a patient has an emergency, medical staff are not allowed to intervene with potentially-life-saving treatments.


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In this special edition of InvestigateTV – Defective – the team looks at shocking product recalls. Lee Zurik reveals companies, not the government, decide how and when these warnings are issued. In some cases, it takes companies years before they agree to pull products off the shelves.

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Joce Sterman exposes how the system meant to keep doctors in check is letting physicians keep their licenses even when they come to work impaired. Plus, non-profit hospitals claim they charge privately insured patients more to make up for losses on Medicare reimbursements, but a new report says some hospitals are making money off Medicare

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Help for low-literacy voters, minors in the custody of metro Atlanta’s Division of Family and Children services falling victim to sex trafficking, homeowners losing their houses to unpaid taxes, and the importance of getting a will all in this week’s episode of InvestigateTV.

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Public universities are firing losing coaches, paying millions of dollars to buy out their contracts, hackers are targeting online gamers, a look into doping in horse racing, a warning on banking related scams.

Investigations

Investigations

More than two decades ago, the death of a toddler in a recalled portable crib prompted Congress to pass a new consumer protection law. Yet today, children still are dying in unsafe products, recalls remain largely ineffective at ridding homes of dangerous products, and the CPSC website that was supposed to help creates a false sense of security, an InvestigateTV analysis of federal records shows.

Investigations

State and federal lawmakers are responding to InvestigateTV’s series, “The Sixth,” which sheds light on public defender shortages across the country, violating the constitutional rights of hundreds of people accused of crimes.

Investigations

In this installment, our team focuses on why public defenders are leaving the profession, which has created a constitutional crisis in courtrooms and a backlog of cases across the country. Six attorneys in Georgia sit down with InvestigateTV to explain why they blame an agency director for problems in their state.

Consumer

Unemployment payments kept many Americans afloat during the pandemic, but con artists were also running scams to steal taxpayer dollars. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over two years nearly $900 billion in emergency assistance was paid out, but among that aid was billions of dollars lost to potential fraud. Consumer investigator Caresse Jackman investigates where the money went and what’s being done to protect your tax dollars in the future.

Investigations

State and federal lawmakers are responding to InvestigateTV’s series, “The Sixth,” which sheds light on public defender shortages across the country, violating the constitutional rights of hundreds of people accused of crimes.

Investigations

In this installment, our team focuses on why public defenders are leaving the profession, which has created a constitutional crisis in courtrooms and a backlog of cases across the country. Six attorneys in Georgia sit down with InvestigateTV to explain why they blame an agency director for problems in their state.

Investigations

InvestigateTV continues to expose the consequences of staffing shortages burdening public defender offices across the country. In this installment of the series, our team focuses on the impact on victims and trust in the criminal justice system.

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InvestigateTV traveled the country to shed light on a constitutional crisis eroding the public’s trust in the criminal justice system and violating the rights of people accused of crimes. In a three-part series, our team exposes the consequences of the nation’s shortage of public defenders, its impact on victims, why it’s happening, and potential solutions.