This Prime Time News series on ABC began in 1978. Longtime anchors Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters previously worked together on NBC's Today. Reporters on 20/20 have included John Stossel, Geraldo Rivera, Lynn Sherr, Bob Brown and the ever-popular Sylvia Chase. Began as a hard-news program but slowly devolved until it is now mainly a purveyor of Missing White Woman Syndrome stories, fawning celebrity profiles, and Barbara Walters interviews.
By the 2010s, the show only aired a handful of times a year.
- Start My Own When John Stossel left 20/20 for Fox Business he started his own show "Stossel".
- Missing White Woman Syndrome
- True Crime
- Verbed Title: For "Saved", the episode about the Katie Beers kidnapping.
- The World Is Just Awesome: Those shows that are all celebrity profiles, and the People of the Year episodes.
- Yet Another Baby Panda: The real specialty of latter-day 20/20.