2020 THE DOCUMENTARY  Season #1 Episode #1

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Genre: Documentary
Year:
2020
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The camera fades open from black and reveals a woman walking down a park road

PRESENTER:

2020 has been one of the worst years on record, from raging wildfires to the global covid 19 pandemic, who knows what could happen next, what we need to do is learn from this and make sure that nothing this drastic ever happens again.

The camera then fades to black

The camera then fades from black to reveal a clip of a helicopter flying over a wildfire in Australia.

The camera then pans back to the presenter walking down the same path

PRESENTER:

From January 1 to November 6, 2020 there were 48,858 wildfires compared with 45,244 wildfires in the same period in 2019, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. About 8.6 million acres were burned in the 2020 period, compared with 4.6 million acres in 2019. Six of the top 20 largest California wildfires fires occurred in 2020, according to CalFire’s list. Wildfires in California have burned a record 4.2 million acres, damaging or destroying 10,500 structures and killing 31 people.

These fires have destroyed so many lives and it is so sad to see, but what we do know is that there is still hope.

THE SCREEN THEN PANS TO A BLACK SCREEN SAYING

THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

PRESENTER:

We’re in a terrifying and confusing pandemic, with new and sometimes conflicting information about COVID-19 emerging all the time. In the early days, a lot of public health advice was based on what we knew about previous disease outbreaks. But this new coronavirus behaves in unexpected ways, and it’s hard to keep up. What’s more, people tend to remember the first things they learn about a new subject, a phenomenon called "anchoring bias," and it’s psychologically challenging to replace old information with new knowledge.

SCREEN THEN FADES TO BLACK

BLACK TEXT SCREEN SAYING

POSITIVES OF THIS YEAR

1. Families pulling together and enjoying spending time together

1. A 103-year-old grandma beat COVID-19 and celebrated with a Bud Light.

2. Drive-in movie theaters made a comeback.

3. Drive-in concerts are a thing now.

4. “Tiger King” somehow connected us.

5. We got to watch football greats Tom Brady and Peyton Manning play golf with golf greats Phil Mickleson and Tiger Woods in "The Match" for COVID-19 relief.

6. Restaurants shared their secret recipes so we could make them at home.

7. John Krasinski made good news go viral with the YouTube series “Some Good News.”

8. Wearing sweatpants and tees became acceptable fashion choices all day, every day.

9. Restaurants got awesomely creative to enforce social distancing including pool noodle hats, bumper boats and dapper mannequin guests.

10. People around the country brushed up on their sewing skills, making masks for people who need them most.

11. Lady Gaga gave us a new album for sweaty dance-floor fun – in our living rooms.

12. Dua Lipa single-handedly saved pop music.

13. Then Carly Rae Jepsen did it again with her new album.

14. The Chicks returned after 14 years with "Gaslighter" and reignited our love of twangy empowerment songs.

15. Americans rushed to adopt and foster pets in need amid the pandemic.

16. Sure, we might have gained a little weight, but we rediscovered our love for old hobbies like baking and gardening.

17. We also have time to read again and we're seizing the moment to educate ourselves: books like Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility" and Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" have topped USA TODAY's best-selling books list for weeks.

18. Puzzles and board games became cool again and offered a much-needed break from our screens.

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