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20/20 is a popular television series that focuses on non-fiction topics ranging from human interest to politics. The series began in 1976 and has been running ever since. Its popularity is evidenced by its astounding ratings. Its ratings are down a little over the past two years, but are still over five million.

The show has had a total of eight presenters. Perhaps the most well known of these eight presenters was Barbara Walters. She was the presenter of 20/20 when the show covered an interview of the President of the United States Bill Clinton's former mistress Monica Lewinsky. That episode had ratings of 70 million. Following Barbara Walters was the also immensely popular Diane Sawyer, who was the show's anchor from 1998-2000. Correspondents have included names like Carl Sagan and Geraldo Rivera.

20/20 focuses on investigative journalism. They cover some of the most pressing topics in the world. However, they have also branched out into entertainment topics and popular culture topics, as have most news series. 20/20 also picks up obscure topics and brings them to the forefront of news. Examples include underreported medical conditions and unknown living conditions in various parts of the world -- including the United States.

Most 20/20 episodes include in-depth news stories. However, 20/20 also does even more in-depth special one and two-hour episodes. These traverse a wide range of topics from transgenderism to crime stories. The series is still currently running and is headed by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. This year (2012) marks the show's 34th season.

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on ABC
9 Seasons, 379 Episodes
January 15, 2010
Documentary & Biography, News, Investigation
6.6/10
Cast: Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters, John Stossel
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  • 13 siblings allegedly held captive at home by parents; The Turpin children's aunt describes living with the family; What 'Wolfpack' mom, brothers would say to Turpin children; Where siblings allegedly held captive are today

  • North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and his fractured family's 70-year dynastic rule.

  • The Story of Gypsy Blanchard; Mom says daughter suffered from illnesses and needed wheelchair, feeding tube; Gypsy Blanchard on what happened the night mom was stabbed to death; Man says he feels ex-girlfriend used him to kill her mom

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  • Hooking a Catfish; A Canadian woman served time after launching an elaborate catfishing scheme involving an NBA star and an aspiring model

  • How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met for the first time; What Meghan Markle's new life will be like in the UK; Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embark on their first engagements as a couple

  • Accomplished fashion writer found stabbed to death at her home; Police ask men in Truro, Massachusetts for DNA samples in murder investigation; Chris McCowen shares his side of the Christa Worthington case

  • The special will include insider details on classic holiday films including a casting decision, Jim Carrey's torture-surviving technique training during "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"; and a visit to a Vancouver psychiatric hospital, the stand-in for Gimbal's toy department in "Elf." The hour will consider the question of whether favorites such as "Trading Places" and "Die Hard" qualify as Christmas movies; and talk to a spokesperson from Rotten Tomatoes to discuss what it takes to qualify as a Christmas classic. The history of small-screen favorites such as "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" will be featured, as well as interviews with the voice-over artists behind these favorite animated characters, and the owner of the fully restored Santa and Rudolph puppets.

  • Wonder Boy; Boy living with Treacher Collins has 53 surgeries by age 11; 'Wonder' author R.J. Palacio tells the story behind her inspiration for the book; Christina Aguilera surprises family who was inspired by her song "Beautiful"

  • Track and Fear; Baillie Gibson becomes one of the best discus, shot put athletes in the country; College athlete, coach disagree whether sexual relationship was consensual; Former coach Craig Carter speaks out about Baillie Gibson case

  • How terrorist organizations targets young Americans online and what makes them vulnerable.

  • 27 Days Later: Mystery in Las Vegas; Vegas gunman's motivation remains a mystery weeks after deadly attack; Conspiracy theories emerge in Las Vegas shooting; Vegas shooting survivors say they still have nightmares, trouble sleeping

  • The Killer Clown?; Police make an arrest 27 years after a person dressed in a clown costume fatally shoots a woman

  • Shame & Scandal in Hollywood; Multiple women describe alleged encounters with Harvey Weinstein; Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow claim Weinstein harassed them; What could happen next for Harvey Weinstein.

  • Las Vegas: Heartbreak & Heroes; Las Vegas country music festival underway, as shooter prepares in hotel; Woman describes moment when husband was shot while holding her; Remembering the Las Vegas shooting victims

  • Brother recalls the last day he saw his sister Holly Bobo alive; Missing nursing student Holly Bobo's remains are found by ginseng hunters; Jury returns with verdict in man's trial for Holly Bobo's murder

  • Love at First Sting; Successful veterinarian finds love again with younger doctor; Woman, her boyfriend were involved in alleged murder-for-hire plot; Man awaits trial for allegedly hiring hit man to kill ex-girlfriend

  • Tito Jackson's ex-wife Dee Dee Jackson tragically drowns; Jackson family finds death of Tito Jackson's ex-wife suspicious; Dee Dee Jackson's sons won't object to mom's convicted killer being paroled

  • "The Good Doctors: Brilliance and Bravery": Doctors with disabilities and others share stories of resilience and survival in spite of tragedy

  • Hurricane Irma barrels up the west coast of Florida, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and forcing millions to evacuate their homes.

  • A Chance Encounter; Arizona college party ends with a deadly shooting; Police body cameras capture aftermath of college party shooting; What college student says happened night he killed fellow NAU student.

  • City Under Water: Catastrophe in Houston; Houston furniture store owner opens stores to Harvey victims; Good Samaritans risk their lives for Hurricane Harvey rescues; A tale of two hurricane cities, Houston and New Orleans

  • Hollywood mogul falls ill, close to death in less than 24 hours; Man prepares for remarkable hand transplant surgery; Hand transplant recipient thanks doctors who first saved his life.

  • The Last Ones Standing; Molly Martens Corbett says husband was controlling, possessive; Former FBI agent, daughter charged with the murder of her husband; Molly Martens Corbett, her father head to prison for murder

  • Texting suicide victim Conrad Roy's relationship with Michelle Carter; Police find Michelle Carter's text; Michelle Carter free pending appeal

  • Dying To Be Famous: The Versace Murders; Who was Gianni Versace's killer, Andrew Cunanan; Gianni Versace is murdered in front of his Miami Beach mansion; Gianni Versace's death is mourned across the world.

  • Freeway Fury; The battle against road rage on Denver's roadways; Police track down drivers with the most civilian complaints on the road; Man apologizes after road incident escalates into fight with a bat

  • The case of Otto Warmbier is investigated, from his arrest, conviction, and harsh sentencing in North Korea, to his return to the US and his death shortly after.

  • Behind the Closed Door; Teens gather for night of underage drinking at high school party; Friend says teen 'wasn't fully conscious' when she was left in bedroom; Teen's allegation of rape against football star divides Alabama town

  • Army Vet Recalls Last Time He Saw Twin Kids Over 40 Years Ago; Dad's Nearly Half-Century Search for Long-Lost Kids Finally Ends

  • Digital Addiction? Three different families struggle with the excessive use of technology.

  • The Rise, Fall and Rise of John McAfee; Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee has been a person of interest in a murder and a presidential candidate.

  • From Classroom to Captive; Police finally track down Tennessee teacher and teen Elizabeth Thomas

  • Caitlyn Jenner sits down with Diane Sawyer two years after the interview during which she announced she was transitioning to female.

  • Hooking a Catfish; a Canadian woman served time after launching an elaborate catfishing scheme involving an NBA star and an aspiring model.

  • Mom turned PI; Two families hire a private investigator to search for answers concerning the deaths of their children

  • What happened before woman was stranded in desert near Grand Canyon; Stranded student near Grand Canyon builds fire, sign to signal for help; Student stranded near Grand Canyon reunites with her rescuers

  • Teen says she came home and found mom covered in blood; Prosecution claims woman killed mom for trying to stop her party lifestyle; Noura Jackson adjusts to life outside after being in prison for mom's murder.

  • Examining Christian-run youth camps that practice so-called "gay conversion therapy.''

  • Reflecting on the Emmy Award-winning series "Shark Tank" and the incredible American entrepreneurs behind $100 million in deals made over the past eight seasons.

  • Leanna Taylor, The Ex-Wife of the Man Convicted In Son's Hot Car Death, SpeaksThe horrific day Leanna Taylor found out her son was dead; Police start to suspect Justin Ross Harris after son's death; Why Leanna Taylor took the stand in ex-husband's defense.

  • Anna Nicole Smith: Beauty Lost; Larry Birkhead on Anna Nicole Smith, Daughter Dannielynn Today; Anna Nicole Smith's Legal Battle for Her Late Husband's Money.

  • Lost At Sea: A man claims his mother disappeared during an ill-fated fishing trip the two were on together.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: After All

  • The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States.

  • America's First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington

  • Profiling working Americans who are are having a difficult time staying in the middle class; issues of dwindling job opportunities, income inequality and community solutions are explored.

  • Scientology: A War Without Guns; Leah Remini on Her New Anti-Scientology Attack; Anti-Scientologist Crusader Seems to Declare a Truce; Leah Remini Hopes More Ex-Scientologists Come Forward

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