20/20 “The Cult Next Door: The Mystery and Madness of Heaven’s Gate” March 11 2022 on ABC
Tonight (Friday March 11 2022), ABC broadcasts an episode of the series “20/20” titled “The Cult Next Door: The Mystery and Madness of Heaven’s Gate“.
We’ve got the scoop on everything you need to know about tonight’s episode, including if it’s new, the time, cast, how to watch and all the episode details!
The Cult Next Door: The Mystery and Madness of Heaven’s Gate Episode Summary
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and team decode the mysteries behind the Heaven’s Gate cult and asks why did so many kind, intelligent people, including nurses, veterans, even a valedictorian, leave their daily lives, careers, families, friends and even young children behind? The Heaven’s Gate cult was involved in the largest mass suicide in America, when in 1997 in Rancho Santa Fe, California, 39 people committed ritual suicide where they believed a UFO would take their souls to another “level of existence above human”.
The two-hour special edition of “20/20” examines the secrets and backstory of Marshall Applewhite — the cult’s compelling leader — his powerful partner and co-founder, and the controlling world they created for their followers. In 1997, Sawyer had the exclusive interview with Rio DiAngelo, a member who left the group before the tragedy to serve as a messenger to the world. 23 years later, Sawyer interviews him again. The special features exclusive never-before-seen tapes and intimate audio recordings of the cult leader, his followers, interviews with former members emerging from the shadows, loved ones of deceased followers and authorities who worked on the grisly case. Two survivors also share their experiences in the cult for the very first time.
Is Tonight’s Episode New or a Repeat?
Great news! Tonight’s episode of “20/20” is all new!
What Time is Tonight’s Episode On?
Tonight’s episode will be broadcast on ABC at 9:00PM ET/PT.
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20/20 Series Information
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.