Barbara Walters Interview With Elliot Rodger’s Father to Air June 27

Barbara Walters contradicted her own announcement of retirement earlier this month, when it was revealed that she would be interviewing Peter Rodger, the father of 22-year-old Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger. Now, that interview has an air date.

The interview will air as a special edition of “20/20” on Friday, June 27, 10 p.m. ET/PT, an ABC News spokesperson confirmed to Variety.

SEE ALSO: Barbara Walters Left Daytime TV, But Not ABC News

Peter Rodger, who was a second unit director on “The Hunger Games,” has not given interviews since the shooting one month ago, and reportedly requested that his first interview be with the former “View” host.

On May 23, Elliot Rodger killed six people, injured 13 and then took his own life near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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