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Photo Credit:  ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua
  • Premiered: 
    June 6, 1978
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Newsmagazine
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Current Events
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20/20 is a weekly primetime newsmagazine from ABC News that combines hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories. Recent reports include: ''My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children,'' ''Scared Stiff: Worried in America,'' ''Seeing and Believing: The Power of Faith,'' and ''Privilege in America: Who's Shutting You Out.''

Season 36 premiered on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring a story about Michael Wohlschlaeger, who is a chiropractor suspected of killing one of his six wives. He has denied responsibility and has had the family's wrongful death suit dismissed, but her family has reportedly now convinced the Alabama Attorney General to re-open an investigation into her death.

20/20 returned for its 37th season on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Out of the Woods," David Muir reported on the story of a 12-year-old girl who survived being stabbed 19 times by two school friends inspired by the fictional internet figure Slender Man. What started out as a normal middle school sleepover took a horrifying turn when one 12-year-old girl was stabbed 19 times by her two best friends and left for dead in the Wisconsin woods. The girls' motive and the miraculous recovery of the survivor made headlines around the world since the May attack. Now, for the first time, the parents reveal to David the chilling details of the incredible sequence of events that, against all odds, led to their daughter's survival. Where and how did she get the strength to fight off death? Plus, David meets the 12-year-old girl who has transformed from victim to the ultimate survivor, recently returning to school just months after the brutal attack.

Season 38 of 20/20 premiered on September 11, 2015 on ABC, airing Fridays at 10pm ET/PT with the season opener, "Suzy Favor Hamilton: From Three-Time Olympian to Las Vegas Call Girl." Three-time Olympic athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton seemed to have it all: a highly decorated running career, numerous high-profile corporate sponsorships, a marriage to her college sweetheart, and a healthy young daughter. So what would lead her to a shocking double life as a high-priced Las Vegas prostitute? In her first broadcast interview tied to the release of her memoir "Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness," Suzy speaks exclusively to Elizabeth Vargas about the self-doubt she harbored for years and what fueled her high-risk behavior and secret life. Vargas also speaks to Hamilton's husband, Mark, who not only knew about her life as an escort but stood by her side.

The 39th season of 20/20 premiered on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 9-11pm ET/PT on ABC. The two-hour season opener features Diane Sawyer's interview with Elizabeth Vargas on alcoholism and anxiety. Plus, the disappearance and murder of a soccer mom running an escort business.

Season 40 of 20/20 premiered on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, with a special episode featuring Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson and the next generation Jackson musical act 3T, Taryll, Taj and TJ Jackson, who speak about the murder of his ex-wife and their mother, Dee Dee Jackson.

20/20 returned for its 41st season 41 on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring an exclusive interview with Abby Hernandez, a New Hampshire teen abducted in 2013. In October 2013, 14-year-old Abby Hernandez disappeared on her way home from school without a trace. Nine months later, the New Hampshire teen returned home with a harrowing story of kidnapping, captivity and unspeakable abuse. Mostly silent for nearly five years since she disappeared, Abby tells her story for the first time to ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts. She opens up about the difficult details of her abduction including being held for months in captivity by Nathaniel Kibby, who forced her to wear a shock collar and kept her prisoner inside a shipping container; and the psychological strategies she had to deploy in order to stay alive, including bonding with Kibby. Abby discusses her life now and how it has changed since her captivity. The hour includes the first on-camera interview with Lauren Munday, the woman who unknowingly aided Abby's release; exclusive interviews with Miranda Cloutier and Parish Dawe-Chadwick, Abby's best friends; and interviews with Zenya Hernandez, Abby's mother and officials involved with the case including New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Jane Young, New Hampshire State Police Captain Joseph Ebert, Police Chief Chris Perley and Officer Eric Benjamin. Munday told authorities that Kibby had given her counterfeit money, which police say set off a chain of events that led to Abby's release after Munday told Kibby the police were coming for him. In the months following Abby's return home, parts of her story slowly came out through her lawyers who said she was "violently abducted" and spent months enduring "acts of unspeakable violence." In 2014, Abby came face-to-face with Kibby in court as he was arraigned on charges of kidnapping; and in 2016, Kibby plead guilty to sexual assault, criminal threatening, kidnapping, witness-tampering and assault, and received a prison sentence of 45 to 90 years.

Season 42 of 20/20 premiered on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9-11pm ET/PT on ABC, with David Muir and Amy Robach returning as anchors. The two-hour season opener features the first prime-time interview with Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn in over a decade. The famous duo, known in households across the world as Siegfried & Roy, open up about the infamous career-ending tiger attack that happened 16 years ago and nearly killed Roy; the recent allegations that the accident resulted from Roy's mistake on stage, which the pair denies, saying that the tiger was trying to help Roy after he suffered a stroke; and their storied career and the legacy of their Las Vegas residency. Correspondent Deborah Robert reports. Plus, the program features new interviews with Curtis Rowe, the stagehand who recounts the harrowing story of how he helped save Roy's life by plugging wounds with his fingers while waiting for paramedics; Kenneth Feld, longtime Siegfried & Roy producer; and Criss Angel, Lance Burton, and Penn & Teller, iconic Las Vegas magicians who reflect on Siegfried & Roy's Vegas residency. 20/20 also takes a look back at the illustrious careers of Siegfried & Roy, featuring footage from the ABC News archives including Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Elizabeth Vargas' iconic interviews with the pair over the years.

On Thursday, October 16, 2020 from 9-11pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the 43rd season of 20/20, anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. The new season opens with "John Lennon: His Life -- Legacy -- Last Days," a two-hour episode that tells the story of Lennon's life, final days and lasting legacy through the eyes of close friends and colleagues, and rarely seen footage from the ABC News archives. The program includes new interviews with Bob Gruen, legendary rock 'n' roll photographer who took the iconic photo of Lennon in his "New York City" T-shirt; Jack Douglas, producer of Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album; and Elliot Mintz, close friend and Hollywood publicist. The two-hour program also includes the last interview Lennon did the day he died and interviews with the radio reporters who conducted it.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10-11pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "Amanda Gorman: Brave Enough with Robin Roberts -- A Special Edition of 20/20," a one-hour "20/20" special hosted and executive produced by Roberts. This 60-minute special special reveals the never-before-seen personal side of writer and activist Amanda Gorman, who captivated millions when she read an original poem during the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts sits down with Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, for an in-depth interview about her views on fame, her writing and success as a best-selling author, the role of activism in her work, her political aspirations and more. ABC News cameras also follow Gorman and provide unprecedented access to her day-to-day life for the first time ever, including an inside look at her writing process; her role co-chairing the 2021 Met Gala, including her preparation for and arrival at the event; and her work with a speech pathologist. The program includes an interview with Anna Wintour, who personally selected Gorman for her Met Gala co-chair position with other co-chairs Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka. The special also features interviews with Jamie Frost, Gorman's longtime speech pathologist who helped her overcome a speech impediment and Dinah Berland, Gorman's WriteGirl mentor.