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ABC’s ’20/20′ tackles two-hour doc on bank robber family

American commercial broadcaster ABC is gearing up to launch the special two-hour documentary, 20/20 A Family Affair, that will go inside the story of family of Texas bank robbers who made ...
June 25, 2019

American commercial broadcaster ABC is gearing up to launch the special two-hour documentary, 20/20 A Family Affair, that will go inside the story of family of Texas bank robbers who made off with more than US$100,000.

The heist of US$108,000 shocked the Texas community, and the special documents how manipulative Ronald “Scott” Catt was in roping his son Hayden into robbing two banks, while 18-year-old daughter Abby drove the getaway car. The one-off special will also feature Scott’s police confession, his substance abuse issues, and financial troubles.

Abby speaks to ABC News chief national correspondent Matt Gutman about how she got into the life of crime along with her family, her time in jail, and what got her back in jail after receiving parole, and life now as an expectant mother.

Gutman also interviews Hayden in prison, who reflects on the past, and what life is like now, and it includes an interview with the former bank teller who was there during a robbery, an investigator who worked on the case, the local sheriff, and a Texas reporter.

The documentary also features interrogation tapes, footage from Hayden and Abby’s emotional 2013 reunion in front of “20/20″ cameras before they parted ways to serve their sentences, and a 2015 interview with Abby after she received parole.

20/20 A Family Affair airs on June 28  at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. 20/20 is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach, and David Sloan serves as senior executive producer.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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