20/20 August 11 2023: “Tragic Beauty: Anna Nicole Smith”

ABC’s “20/20” is set to delve into the captivating and tumultuous life of the late iconic model, actress, and reality star Anna Nicole Smith. The special episode is scheduled to air on Friday, August 11th, from 9:01 to 11:00 p.m. EDT.

In this comprehensive two-hour program, “20/20” accompanies Anna Nicole Smith’s then 14-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, and her father, Larry Birkhead, as they embark on a poignant journey. The duo visits significant locations that played a pivotal role in Anna Nicole’s life, shedding light on her childhood in Mexia, Texas, and her rise to fame. Viewers will witness their emotional journey as they encounter her high school friend and explore the places that were a part of Anna Nicole’s life before she became a household name.

Contributing anchor Deborah Roberts leads the reporting in this special episode, presenting insights from those who were closest to Anna Nicole and drawing from material within the ABC News archives. The program delves into the duality of Anna Nicole’s public persona versus her private identity as Vickie Lynn Smith, as well as the highs and lows of her life in the limelight. The episode also addresses the tragic circumstances of her death in Florida, leaving behind unanswered questions that continue to intrigue the world. This rebroadcast of “20/20” originally aired on February 5, 2021.

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