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Dateline is a television show that made its first debut in 1992 with Stone Phillips and Jane Pauley. Through the exploration of controversial subjects and stories, it has emerged over the past twenty years as a top rated news program. The show covers a wide range of subject matter from unresolved crimes to in-depth probes into the lives of celebrities. Whatever the topic explored, viewers tune in to the program each Friday at 10 PM because of its informative and professional nature.

One of the most innovative and popular spin-offs of the show is a segment called To Catch a Predator. Hosted by Chris Hansen, the series is dedicated to catching potential child molestors by way of a sting that is carried through in cooperation with local police authorities. Agents go undercover as teenagers whose ages range from twelve to fifteen who have chats online with random adults, usually culminating in an agreement for the adult to meet him or her at a fictitious house. Upon arriving at the house, Chris Hansen appears and questions the individual about his intentions. Meanwhile, agents are waiting around the corner to arrest the suspect as he is leaving the house. The show has sparked attention and sensitivity to the rights and protection of minors against adult sex predators.

Other segments on the show take a more personable approach to informative news. Dateline Timeline features a song, a famous celebrity, or nostalgic item and viewers can guess what year they are from. Another popular segment is called Dateline Consumer Alert, in which viewers are educated about the potential flaws in a popular product or food item. Lastly, State of the Art is another segment that appeals to movie enthusiasts as it explores how different special effects in popular movies are created.

For twenty years, Dateline has created entertaining and informative shows that have educated the public about subjects that matter in society. Its legitimate approach to broadcast journalism and exploration of popular culture are a few qualities that has already helped it make its mark on television history and will for years to come.

Sunday, Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on NBC
17 Seasons, 838 Episodes - Currently Airing
March 1, 1992
Documentary & Biography, News, Investigation
6.5/10
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Dateline Full Episode Guide

  • Detectives investigate the death of a woman whose remains were found in her Frisco, Texas, garage.

  • In a two-hour Dateline, Andrea Canning When the 19-year old wife of a Marine vanishes without a trace in the California desert, investigators launch a search. They soon uncover a mystery with multiple suspects. Andrea Canning reports.

  • In an two-hour Dateline, Andrea Canning tells the story of a woman who falls to her death while hiking with her husband in a National Park. Rangers question if her death was an accident.

  • Keith Morrison reports on a case with many twists and turns. In June 2015, Russell Faria’s conviction for the murder of his wife was overturned. Then, the story went in a stunning new direction.

  • Police officer Levi Chavez and his wife Tera live in suburban Albuquerque, New Mexico. After mysterious incidents, Levi finds a horrific scene in their bedroom. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • A son enlists the help of his attorney father after he watches a “Dateline NBC” report on the murder of Michelle O'Keefe. They soon discover disturbing questions. Keith Morrison reports.

  • Tom Kolman’s death initially looks like it was due to natural causes. But as police learn about an unconventional love triangle the investigation goes in a new direction. Andrea Canning reports.

  • A morning just days before Halloween becomes a real-life horror when a Jacksonville firefighter discovers a brutal scene inside his darkened bedroom. Andrea Canning reports.

  • The death of a beloved Tennessee man is believed to be a suicide. But when a son questions his mother, he uncovers a dark family conspiracy. Keith Morrison reports.

  • The investigation into the death of Spokane, Wash., businessman exposes a web of malevolence extending from the Pacific Northwest to a North Dakota oil field.

  • A daughter’s quest to understand more about the mysterious death of her mother cracks open a 30-year-old cold case. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • When a young boy is killed in a small town in upstate New York, suspicion sets in on the mother's ex-boyfriend. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • When a woman is strangled to death in her upscale Texas home, police look at the men in the victim’s life, while also considering that a stranger may have killed her. Keith Morrison reports .

  • Entrepreneur Chris Northam Sr. believes he holds the secret to making millions. But when he�s killed, investigators find out he had secrets of a very different kind. Keith Morrison reports.

  • In a Two-Hour Dateline Special dedicated to the murder of JenBenet Ramsey, first-ever TV interviews with those close to the case & never-before-seen case documents. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • When a mother of two vanishes from her home, investigators uncover a disturbing connection between her recent weight loss and her mysterious disappearance. Andrea Canning reports.

  • When a young Wisconsin college student with a passion for music is mysteriously found dead in her bed, a woman’s unbelievable courage helps the police find the killer. Andrea Canning reports.

  • A coin collector and his wife are found dead in their Springfield, Missouri home. With no signs of forced entry, detectives suspect an inside job. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The mysterious death of Kathryn Laird, a beautiful young woman found in the Montana wilderness, leads her family on a decades-long search for answers and justice. Keith Morrison reports.

  • A romantic getaway on a boat turns tragic when a young wife & mother is lost at sea. The case goes cold for years ??" until a model with a checkered past goes undercover. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • In-depth interviews with family members and key players in the case that made headlines across the country. Matt Lauer reports.

  • In small-town Colorado, a sudden marriage sows tension in two families. Then a murder uncovers secrets, lies, and a mystery that had been buried for years. Keith Morrison reports.

  • A special hour of Dateline NBC liver from Nice, France, hosted by Lester Holt.

  • When Marie Singleton suddenly vanished, authorities wondered if she was a runaway, a victim of crime, or something else? Her secret job in the CIA would be revealed. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • David Letterman sits down with Tom Brokaw in his hometown. Lester Holt embeds with a special unit in a famously tough neighborhood. Kate Snow reports on prescription antipsychotic drugs for children.

  • A current look at the Manson murders of the summer of 1969, including archival footage and interviews with Charles Manson and late prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.

  • A special edition of Dateline NBC covers the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that is being described as the deadliest in U.S. history. Anchored by Lester Holt.

  • Conflicting personalities lead to a shooting and a death in Montana near Glacier National Park. Keith Morrison reports.

  • Lester Holt speaks to Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky. Harry Smith explores the driverless car revolution. Josh Mankiewicz reports on a ground-breaking approach to the nation’s heroin epidemic.

  • When Russell Faria’s conviction for the murder of his wife is overturned based on new evidence, his retrial reveals stunning new allegations. Keith Morrison reports.

  • When a woman is found dead inside her Jacksonville Beach apartment, police hope they’ll quickly find her killer. Instead, it takes more than a year to solve their case. Andrea Canning reports.

  • Cynthia McFadden gets a rare look at the childhood home of Princess Diana, Richard Engel interviews the CIA Director on drones & Josh Mankiewicz investigates the brand-new Bay Bridge.

  • When young, handsome veterinarian Bryan Rein is found shot to death in his Montana home, a mystery begins that spans nearly two decades. Keith Morrison reports.

  • Richard Engel speaks to an American who joined then escaped ISIS, Harry Smith travels to South Korea to investigate dog cloning, Keith Morrison speaks to Sean Parker about trying to cure cancer.

  • Alarming information helps to reopen the case of a girl's kidnapping and murder.

  • A beautiful, popular graduate student is shot dead outside her. Who would want her dead - and why? Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • Police find a mother and her son shot to death in their home in a small town in Texas. Andrea Canning reports.

  • A wife and mother of three disappears without a trace. Could her home's security cameras hold the key to solving the mystery? Dennis Murphy reports.

  • Examining the murders of a mother and her son in a small Texas town.

  • A wife and mother of three disappears without a trace. Could her home’s security cameras hold the key to solving the mystery? Dennis Murphy reports.

  • Cynthia McFadden with Guccifer, the man who hacked Washington. Keith Morrison on life or death decisions after traumatic brain injuries. Richard Engel in search of the mystery apes of the Congo.

  • A teenage girl is murdered at a scenic spot on a Utah river. With no leads, the case almost goes cold until a hairdresser turned detective, with the help of the victim's determined mom, gets to the bottom of things.

  • A college student and well-known athlete gets mixed up in a homicide investigation, leaving a neighborhood in shock. Correspondent: Dennis Murphy.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • When two mothers and their teenage daughters are murdered in a suburb of Maryland, investigators must answer a terrifying question: is this the work of a serial killer? Dennis Murphy reports.

  • Before time is up, detectives hurry to find a Little Rock, Ark., realtor who disappeared after showing a house.

  • In small-town Colorado, a surprise marriage creates tension in two families. Then a murder uncovers secrets, lies, and a mystery that had been buried for years.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • A family's American dream turns into a nightmare when their mother is murdered in their home one night. The mystery goes unsolved for years until a new detective reopens the case, resulting in an undercover sting operation and unexpected twists and turns.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • A wife reports a prowler and shots fired in her backyard. Her husband, an Olympic bronze medalist, is dead. Was it murder, or an act of self-defense? Keith Morrison reports.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • Keith Morrison reports on a former beauty queen found lifeless in her bathtub. After her frantic husband calls 9-1-1, her daughters begin to suspect there may be more to the story.

  • The investigation into the disappearance of a Chicago woman.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • A popular college freshman is gunned down in her car for no apparent reason. Police had no clues: no fingerprints, no information about trouble in Michelle O'Keefe's life. Then an unexpected source comes into the picture.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • Prosecutor Marcia Clark reveals details about the trial of O.J. Simpson; interviews include Kris Jenner, Denise Brown, Fred Goldman, Kim Goldman, Kato Kaelin, Skip Junis, and Bob Costas.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • Investigating the shooting death of a graduate student outside her apartment in Durham, N.C. Detectives make a connection to her fiance.

  • The antifreeze poisoning of a retired corrections officer takes half a decade to solve.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

  • The award winning newsmagazine is classic story-telling at its best, covering an array of stories that range from mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries.

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