ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE:
ROBIN ROBERTS TO INTERVIEW CLEVELAND KIDNAPPING SURVIVORS AMANDA BERRY AND GINA DeJESUS FOR THEIR MEMOIR, HOPE: A MEMOIR OF SURVIVAL IN CLEVELAND
ONE-HOUR NETWORK PRIMETIME SPECIAL TO AIR FRIDAY, APRIL 24 ON ABC
ABC News anchor Robin Roberts will conduct the first broadcast interview with Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the girls who were kidnapped by Ariel Castro and survived a decade of imprisonment and unimaginable torture in his Cleveland home. In 2013, the young women finally escaped, their story resonating with families around the world who could not imagine the horrors that they faced and the life lost over those years. Their remarkable story of hope, strength, and resilience will air in a one-hour Robin Roberts network primetime special on FRIDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT). A portion of the interview will air Friday on "Good Morning America," and additional portions will air Monday April, 27 on "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir," "Nightline," ABC News.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo!
Berry and DeJesus will be asked about the heartbreaking story of their captivity, their dramatic escape, how they are rebuilding their lives, and their memoir Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, to be released on April 27, written with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan (Viking). The book contains descriptions of events within Castro's house, including accounts from more than 1,200 pages of diary entries, interwoven with original reporting on Castro's life and law enforcements efforts to find the missing girls.