New 20/20 March 31, 2023 Episode Preview Revealed
Hey, “20/20” fans. We are back to let you guys know that ABC will be giving you another new episode of 20/20 tonight, March 31, 2023. That’s right, guys. After serving up a repeat episode last Friday night, ABC will get back to serving up some new episodes tonight. Tonight’s new episode will be the 26th one for 20/20’s current season 45, and we’ve got a preview session for it.
The ABC people served up a new, official press release for tonight’s new, March 31, 2023 episode. So, that’s what we’ll be taking a look at for this preview session. Let’s get into it. To start, ABC let us know that tonight’s new episode does have an official title. It’s called,”Running Out of Time.”
In tonight’s new, March 31, 2023 episode, the 20/20 team is going to take a deep look at a story about a girl named Lauren McCluskey. She was a student-athlete at The University of Utah. She met a bouncer at a local bar and began a romance with him. It seemed like a fairytale union at first, but her friends started getting really concerned about her because he was very controlling.
They were so worried about her that they urged her to stop seeing him all together. Eventually, Lauren found out that her boyfriend wasn’t really who he said he was. His real name was Melvin Rowland, and he was a sex offender who had recently been released from prison! Lauren immediately broke up with him after getting this new information. Then, she kept getting harassed by him until she was kidnapped ,one day, and found dead in her car!
The 20/20 crew is going to take a deeper look at the events that led up to Lauren’s death. They will also investigate the university’s failure to make sure she was protected. They’re also going to do interviews with Lauren’s friends, family, investigators, attorneys, reporters and more.
ABC’s official description for tonight’s new, March 31, 2023 episode reads like this, “When Lauren McCluskey, a student-athlete at The University of Utah, met a bouncer at a local bar, it seemed like the start of a fairy-tale romance. However, Lauren’s friends grew concerned by his increasingly controlling behavior and urged her to stop seeing him. Soon after, Lauren discovered that her boyfriend wasn’t who he said he was ? his real name was Melvin Rowland, a 37-year-old sex offender who had recently been released from prison.
Shocked and afraid, Lauren ended the relationship and contacted campus police when he began extorting and harassing her. After over a week of repeatedly asking campus police, local law enforcement and school officials for help, Lauren was kidnapped on her way back from class and later found dead in a car.
In a new two-hour “20/20,” anchor David Muir and ESPN journalists T.J. Quinn and Nicole Noren explore the events leading up to Lauren’s murder and investigate the institutional failures of the systems she trusted to protect her.
This two-hour episode of “20/20” includes interviews with Lauren’s parents, Jill and Matt McCluskey; Sean Reyes, Utah attorney general; Miguel Deras, former campus police officer; former Utah Assistant Attorney General Paul Amann, who prosecuted Rowland for two sex crimes; and Megan Thomson, Rowland’s parole agent.
The program also features interviews with Courtney Tanner, the lead Salt Lake Tribune reporter on the story; Todd Reed, former KTVX/ABC4 (Salt Lake City) news director; Diamond Jackson, Lauren’s university housing adviser and friend; two of Lauren’s closest friends; and a woman who dated Rowland.”
ABC’s press confirmed that 20/20 is brand new again tonight, March 31, 2023, and it’s scheduled to hit the air at approximately 8 pm central standard time.
Alright, guys. That’s going to do it for this latest, “20/20” TV show, preview report, but definitely stay tuned for more.
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