20/20 – August 20 2021 – Rebecca Schaeffer – Friday – ABC

’20/20′ Presents a Two-Hour Program on Rebecca Schaeffer, a Promising Young Actress Killed by a Stalker Who Shot Her at the Door of Her Los Angeles Home

‘20/20’ Uncovers the Details of Her Stalker’s Fixation and How Stalking Laws Have Changed in the Aftermath of Her Death

As celebrity stalkers regularly make headlines, a two-hour “20/20” takes a look at one of the first celebrity stalking cases over 30 years ago. Rebecca Schaeffer, a promising young actress known for her role on the hit sitcom “My Sister Sam,” was preparing to audition for the movie role of a lifetime, a part in “The Godfather Part III.” Her longtime stalker, an obsessed fan named Robert John Bardo, trekked across state lines and shot her point-blank at the door of her Los Angeles home, killing her. “20/20” looks back at Rebecca’s life and budding career and uncovers the details of Bardo’s fixation, exploring the startling truth behind what it’s like to have a stalker and how stalking laws have changed in the aftermath of Rebecca’s death. “20/20” airs on Friday, Aug. 20 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 4/12/19)


The hourlong broadcast includes insightful interviews with notable figures from the worlds of news, politics and entertainment, hosted by David Muir and Amy Robach. A revolving team of journalists from ABC News also contribute investigative stories.


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The hourlong broadcast includes insightful interviews with notable figures from the worlds of news, politics and entertainment, hosted by David Muir and Amy Robach. A revolving team of journalists from ABC News also contribute investigative stories.

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