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20/20 on ABC: “Menendez Brothers TikTok Fame” Preview | April 2 2021
April 2 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
This Friday (April 2, 2021) an all-new episode of ABC: 20/20 reports on the Menendez Brothers’ newfound TikTok fame including a new interview with convicted murderer Lyle Menendez from prison
The April 2 edition of ABC: “20/20” reporting on the Menendez Brothers’ airs at 9PM ET. Episodes are available the next day at ABC.com and on Hulu. “20/20” is also available to stream on ABC News digital platforms.
*Update– you can watch this episode now on YouTube.
Check out the preview below for this week’s episode from ABC.
Over 30 years after the Menendez Brothers were at the center of a trial that captured the nation’s attention and received life imprisonment for murdering their parents, they have found fame on TikTok as videos about them have garnered over 130 million views on the platform. The videos, created mostly by teenagers, examine the case through the lens of 2021 with many calling for the brothers to be released from prison.
A two-hour “20/20” dives into the original Beverly Hills crime and features a new interview with Lyle Menendez from prison. The program includes home movies and photos from the family vault and the testimony from members of the Menendez inner circle. The primetime special also features details about the family and the case through the eyes of the brothers’ best friends, neighbors, the lead detectives, lawyers and jurors on the case and more.
“20/20” raises questions including what drove these sons of privilege to give up their promising futures to kill their parents in cold blood? Was it greed and fear of being financially cut off from their lavish lifestyle or was the violence an act of revenge – payback for the years of unspeakable abuse at the hands of their parents?
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ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer and Janice Johnston is executive producer.