20/20 November 26 2021: Ahmaud Arbery

On Friday November 26 2021 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and 9 p.m. CT, ABC broadcasts an episode of 20/20 featuring a story on the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The episode features interviews with his mother, father, siblings, family attorney and other loved ones.

Scroll down below to watch and read a preview of tonight’s episode (11/26/2021) of 20/20 titled “Nowhere to Run: The Ahmaud Arbery Story”.

Episode Videos

Wanda Cooper-Jones recalled being told in February 2020 that her son was killed during an apparent burglary, but told ABC News’ Deborah Roberts she knew that his involvement in such a confrontation made “no sense at all.”

Ahmaud Arbery’s family and friends described him as a man who often smiled and lived to make others happy. “We shared a very special bond,” Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper-Jones said in a new interview for Friday’s 20/20.

“Ahmaud helped me in so many ways, not just financially, but emotionally.” Ahmaud Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper-Jones discusses her mission to find truth and justice after the tragedy that changed the family’s lives forever.

Episode Summary

On the Heels of the Trial, Ahmaud Arbery’s Family Reflects on His Life and His Mother’s Quest for Truth and Justice in New Two-Hour ‘20/20’

Over the past few weeks, the world watched the trial of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. The jury ultimately found the three defendants guilty of Arbery’s murder today. In a new two-hour “20/20,” Arbery’s family reflects on his life with his mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, discussing her dogged quest to find truth and justice after the tragedy that changed their lives forever. With reporting by ABC News senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts, the program documents the aftermath of Arbery’s killing, the tensions and dynamics in the small Southern town, and his death’s reverberations, catalyzing protests for racial justice around the world. “20/20” dives into who Arbery was as a son, brother, and friend and his dreams for the future, featuring intimate interviews with his father, Marcus Arbery Sr.; his siblings, Marcus Arbery Jr. and Jasmine Arbery; and other loved ones. The program also includes interviews with Joyette Holmes, a former district attorney working on the case; Lee Merritt, the Arbery family attorney; Franklin and Laura Hogue, Gregory McMichael’s defense attorneys; Bob Rubin and Jason Sheffield, Travis McMichael’s defense attorneys; Kevin Gough, Bryan’s defense attorney; and multiple journalists and experts on the case, including Mitchell Jackson, whose essay about Arbery won a Pulitzer Prize. “20/20” airs Friday, Nov. 26 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01–11:00 p.m. EST 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.


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