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20/20

20/20

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Photo Credit:  Donna Svennevik / ABC
  • 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. 20/20 returned for its 38th season 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. Season 39 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.
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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. In 1994, Dee Dee drowned at the home of then-prominent Los Angeles businessman Don Bohana. Although officials initially suspected her death was due to a swimming accident, the Jacksons disagreed and filed a wrongful death suit against Bohana. Two years later, the manner of death was officially changed to homicide, and Bohana was ultimately convicted of Dee Dee's murder, receiving a sentence of 15 years to life. Now, 19 years after his conviction, Bohana and his family are on a crusade to prove that he was wrongfully convicted. Correspondent Jim Avila speaks exclusively to Bohana, who maintains his innocence, from prison about what he says happened that fateful night. The hour includes interviews with Tito, Taryll, Taj and TJ, Bohana's daughter Donna, and ex-wife Sheila. 20/20 also interviews key players from the case at the time, including Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective Bob Snapper; Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman; deputy district attorney Lori Jones; Dr. Michael Baden, expert coroner for the defense; Harland Braun, Bohana's defense attorney; and Jeffery Ward, defense co-counsel. The report also includes the 911 call Bohana made the night of Dee Dee's death. Bohana claimed that he and Dee Dee were enjoying an evening drinking and swimming in his pool when he noticed that she had stopped moving in the deep end. After repeated attempts, Bohana said he was eventually able to get her out of the pool and tried to administer CPR. She was pronounced dead a few hours later. Dee Dee's family was suspicious of this version of events, because they claim that Dee Dee could not swim and was afraid of being in the water. At first, coroner Dr. David Posey concluded the circumstances surrounding her death were "undetermined" despite what he said appeared to be "non-accidental" bruises and scrapes on her body. Two years after Dee Dee Jackson's death, Posey changed his opinion to homicide. 20/20 looks into why. Bohana was charged and eventually convicted of second-degree murder. The Bohana family blames his conviction on Braun's refusal to call Dr. Baden as a witness, even though Baden strongly concluded that Dee Dee's death was an accident. To this day, Bohana is furious about Braun's decision. Bohana's daughter Donna also uncovered evidence that she believes raises questions about prosecution coroner Dr. Posey's qualifications to render an opinion in her father's case.

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