ABC’s “20/20” Looks at the Life of George Floyd in Two-Hour Special to Air April 23rd

The next edition of ABC News’ 20/20 comes on the heels of the Derek Chauvin trial and will take a closer look at George Floyd’s life through interviews with family and friends.  

What’s Happening:

  • Earlier this week, the jury for the Derek Chauvin trial found the former police officer guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd.
  • Now, ABC will go behind the headlines to remember Floyd and provide an intimate and emotional portrait of his life, told by those who knew him best.
  • On Friday, April 23, the network will present a two-hour 20/20 special starting at 9:00 pm ET,
  • The program reports on the protests and anger across the nation in response to the killing of Floyd and systemic racism and police brutality against Black Americans, the investigation into his death, the trial and the country’s reaction to the verdict.
  • 20/20 also explores what the verdict means for the nation, questioning if this could be a pivotal moment for race in America.
  • The two-hour program features interviews with:
    • Gianna Floyd, Floyd’s youngest daughter
    • Friends and family of Floyd
    • Christopher Martin, the former store clerk who testified that he regretted taking the allegedly counterfeit $20 bill from Floyd
    • Maya Santamaria, former nightclub owner who employed both Floyd and Chauvin
    • Clarence Castile, uncle of Philando Castile
  • 20/20 also includes exclusive television interviews with Chauvin’s high school classmates.  

About 20/20:

  • ABC News’ 20/20 is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach.
  • The two-hour 20/20 events air Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.
  • David Sloan is senior executive producer and Janice Johnston is executive producer.