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Barbara Walters to interview Peter Rodger, father of Santa Barbara shooter

The recently retired broadcaster will interview the father of Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif., last month.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   June 9, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters formally retired from her decades-long broadcast career back in May, but she'll return to ABC News for a special interview with Peter Rodger, the father of Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger.

The interview will air as an upcoming special edition of 20/20, the network announced Monday.

An ABC News rep told Variety that Rodger had specially requested Walters.

Rodger's 22-year-old son, Elliot, killed seven people, including himself, in a shooting and stabbing rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., on May 23. Elliot left behind a 140-page manifesto referring to his planned "Day of Retribution."

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