Press Release

November 24, 2021

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’

‘20/20’ Airs Friday, Nov. 26 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC


*ABC News

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.


*COPYRIGHT ©2021 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All photography is copyrighted material and is for editorial use only. Images are not to be archived, altered, duplicated, resold, retransmitted or used for any other purposes without written permission of ABC. Images are distributed to the press in order to publicize current programming. Any other usage must be licensed. Photos posted for Web use must be at the low resolution of 72dpi, no larger than 2×3 in size.




ABC News Media Relations

Elizabeth Russo



For more information, follow ABC News PR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Media Relations

Elizabeth Russo


Share this release