Episode listing for 20/20 airing on the ABC Network Friday, June 12, 2020.
Check out the full episode listing below from ABC for this Friday night’s (June 12, 2020) episode of “20/20”.
“20/20” airs Fridays at 9:00PM – 11:00PM EDT on ABC.
University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang vanished on her way to sign a lease for a new apartment and was never seen again. Just days after the third anniversary of her disappearance, “20/20” unravels the mysterious case including the disturbing role Brendt Christensen, a university teaching assistant and physics Ph.D. candidate, played. “20/20” reveals how his girlfriend worked with the FBI to go undercover and secretly record a confession that ultimately cracked the case wide open.
The two-hour program features surveillance footage of Yingying’s last steps the day she vanished; an interview with Michael Christensen, Brendt’s father; and exclusive interviews with FBI Special Agent Anthony Manganaro, lead agent on the case; and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene Miller, lead prosecutor on the case.
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff also traveled to Yingying’s home in Nanping, China, for hometown interviews with her parents, Ronggao Zhang and Lifeng Ye, and to Beijing, China, to speak with her fiancé, Xiaolin Hou. They open up about how they first found out she disappeared, her father and fiancé’s trip to Illinois to search for her shortly after she vanished, and trying to come to terms with their new reality and questioning whether the tragedy could have been prevented. “20/20” airs Friday, June 12 (9:01 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/15/19)
“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.