20/20 Tonight, Friday (August 11, 2023) On the anniversary of iconic model, actress and reality star Anna Nicole Smith’s death, a feature of her now 14-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, as she visits the most influential places in Anna Nicole’s life for the first time with her father, Larry Birkhead.
This episode of “20/20” airs tonight August 11, 2023 at 9PM ET. Years after iconic model, actress and reality star Anna Nicole Smith’s death, “20/20” followed her then 14-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, as she visited the most influential places in Anna Nicole’s life with her father, Larry Birkhead. On the journey, they traveled to Mexia, Texas, where Anna Nicole spent part of her childhood. They met her high school friend and saw the places she frequented before becoming famous. While in Los Angeles, they visited several sentimental locations, and Dannielynn saw some of Anna Nicole’s memorabilia from her life and career tucked away in a storage locker following her death. Featuring reporting by “20/20” contributing anchor Deborah Roberts, the two-hour program takes a comprehensive look at Anna Nicole through interviews with those closest to her, as well as material from the ABC News archives.
“20/20” also reports on the dichotomy between who Anna Nicole was in the spotlight and who she was in private as Vickie Lynn Smith, her rise to fame, life in the limelight, her tragic death in Florida and the unanswered questions about her death.
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In a special “20/20” event, ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis reports on the latest chapter in the downfall of Elizabeth Holmes and her blood-testing company Theranos, once valued at $9 billion. “20/20” dives into the former Silicon Valley star’s trial and conviction for fraud and the most recent developments in Holmes’ life, including her relationship with a wealthy hotel heir and the birth of her first child. It also looks ahead to the upcoming trial of her former boyfriend and business partner Sunny Balwani, whom Holmes accused of abuse, all of which he denies.
“20/20” features new interviews with Vicki Behringer, the sketch artist in the courtroom every day; Mehrl Ellsworth, a patient who received incorrect results from a Theranos lab test and testified at trial; juror Michael Kew; Phyllis Gardner, a Stanford professor who crossed paths with Holmes before she started Theranos and was skeptical of Holmes’ ideas; Blythe Barger, former content producer at Theranos; and lawyers who closely followed the case.
Additionally, the two-hour event contains behind-the-scenes access to the new Hulu Original limited series “The Dropout,” from Searchlight Television and Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television — part of ABC News’ parent company, Disney — and based on ABC Audio’s No. 1-ranked podcast of the same name hosted by Jarvis. “20/20” includes on-set interviews with stars Amanda Seyfried and Naveen Andrews, who discuss what it was like to portray Holmes and Balwani. “
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