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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
18 Seasons, 898 Episodes
February 7, 2013
Documentary & Biography, News, Investigation
6.6/10
Cast: Lester Holt
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Dateline Full Episode Guide

  • An investigation of a woman found murdered in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • First, Rachel Jeffs talks about what it was like growing up as the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS. Then, Keith Morrison reports on a murder in Fort Worth, TX.

  • After a young woman goes missing from a Halloween party, a town turns out to search while detectives settle in for a long investigation. Keith Morrison reports.

  • When Crystal Taylor was murdered, her sisters were determined to find the killer. Josh Mankiewicz reports on the unexpected source that turned the case upside down.

  • When a rising star attorney in South Florida is murdered, police investigate whether her death is connected to a web of fraud, betrayal and more than $1 billion in missing money. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • A mother of four dies unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day. Everyone in town assumes she died of natural causes until a detective suspects someone has gotten away with murder. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • Keith Morrison reports on a love triangle that led to years of stalking, destruction of property, threats and, murder.

  • After a father goes missing, his body is found in a field several miles away. Investigators start putting the pieces together and uncover multiple suspects

  • When film executive Gavin Smith vanishes, Los Angeles detectives search for clues amid reported sightings and suspicious circumstances. The case takes a dramatic turn when Gavin’s wife reveals painful secrets. 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.

  • Dennis Murphy reports on the mysterious story of Heidi Allen, an 18-year-old college student and convenience store clerk in Oswego County, NY, who goes missing in broad daylight on Easter Sunday.

  • 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 news magazine 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.

  • When a beloved firefighter is murdered just outside Sarasota, Florida, investigators discover a twisted tale of secrets, lies and infidelity. Andrea Canning reports.

  • An in-depth look through the eyes of more than a dozen survivors of the largest wildfire in California history, the Cedar Fire.

  • Amanda Lindhout reveals personal details about surviving her kidnapping in Somalia and her rescue. Kate Snow reports.

  • Keith Morrison reports on the mind and myth of Charles Manson. The one-hour special features rarely-seen video of Manson and interviews with his former parole officer and a “Manson Family” confidant. Morrison also speaks with key players in the case including: Gregg Jakobson, former music producer; Barbara Hoyt, former Manson family member; Debra Tate, victim Sharon Tate’s sister; Anthony DiMaria, victim Jay Sebring’s nephew; Virginia Graham, key witness for the prosecution; and Manson expert and author Jeff Guinn.

  • Josh Mankiewicz reports on the latest stunning developments in the investigation of a young woman found dead in a Kentucky warehouse where she worked. After a man is convicted, could an unexpected revelation change his fate?

  • 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.

  • For the third time in a year, a fire in Bergen County, New Jersey is used to cover a murderer's tracks.Is this latest murder the work of a serial killer or is it personal?

  • 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 young woman is shot in her home just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Was it an accident? Or something far more sinister?

  • 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.

  • A young woman's body is discovered in the basement of her home in western Massachusetts. What could explain the horror that greeted first responders?

  • When shots ring out at a home in Saco, Maine, Rachel Owens is found shot in the head. Police launch a complex investigation that involves three states, all holding pieces to the puzzle.

  • A wealthy Charleston banker and his wife are locked in a bitter divorce. One week before their divorce hearing, authorities find an ex-con in town who confesses he had been hired to kill someone in their family. Who was the mastermind behind the hit?

  • When a mom of three children mysteriously vanishes, the only clue is her abandoned car on a lonely Montana highway.

  • Deep in the Sonoran desert, the mystery surrounding the deaths of three women takes 17 years to untangle, and is only solved when a fourth woman comes forward with the truth. The two people at the center of the case speak out exclusively to Dennis Murphy.

  • When Cara Ryan shoots her ex-husband and accuses him of threatening to kill her, police question her motive. This Friday, Ryan speaks out exclusively to Keith Morrison about the outcome of the stunning trial.

  • While the royal family has remained in the spotlight in the decades since the death of Princess Diana, a lot has happened to uphold her legacy.

  • A look back at the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, including interviews with his long-time partner Antonio D'Amico, model Beverly Johnson, fashion journalist Hal Rubenstein, author Maureen Orth and more.

  • Reflecting on the 2004 murder of pregnant California woman Laci Peterson, including previously unseen interrogation footage of her husband, Scott, who was convicted of the crime.

  • A detective encounters a serial killer when she vows to get justice for the mother of a victim whose body turns up at an Anaheim trash facility.

  • Detectives investigate the death of a young mom who was found on the side of a country road, 40 miles from her Knoxville home.

  • Michael Peterson, who was granted a new trial after the 2003 conviction in the murder of his wife was overturned, discusses the case and his decision to enter an Alford plea.

  • Investigating the disappearance of a mother of three in Colorado reveals a shocking secret.

  • Investigating the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from a shopping mall in Plano, Texas.

  • When a former hockey player finds his wife murdered in their home, his daughter claims she saw a burglar.

  • Police believe a serial killer is responsible for two double homicides committed five years apart.

  • When the youngest daughter of a large, tight-knit family on Long Island disappears, they go to extraordinary lengths to find her. Andrea Canning reports in a two-hour Dateline.

  • When an up and coming attorney in South Florida is murdered, police investigate whether her death is connected to a web of fraud, betrayal and more than $1 billion in missing money. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • When a husband receives a frantic phone call from his wife that she was just kidnapped from their home in Florida, their lives are changed forever. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • In her first-ever TV interview, Michelle Hadley talks to “Dateline NBC” about spending three months in jail last year, accused of stalking Angela Diaz online and more. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • Hours after Ashley Fallis says goodbye to guests at her New Years Eve Party, she is killed. It would take years before a jury would determine if her death was suicide or murder. Keith Morrison reports.

  • Co-lead investigator in the Steven Avery case, Tom Fassbender, discusses the case and allegations investigators coerced Avery's nephew, Brendan Dassey, into making a false confession.

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

  • A private investigator searches for answers after two women are murdered five years apart in different states. Is there a connection between these two cold cases? Josh Mankiewicz reports.

  • With the odds stacked against her, a young woman is found alive after an attack on her and a friend near Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • After Ross Harris left his 22-month old son in a hot car for hours, it sparked a murder investigation and an explosive trial. Andrea Canning reports with an interview with Ross Harris' cousin.

  • 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 finds the truth. Dennis Murphy reports.

  • The FBI investigates when a Virginia man's wife and son are kidnapped while vacationing in the Philippines, with a terrorist group demanding a large amount of cash in ransom.

  • Detectives investigate when a beautiful woman is strangled to death in her Texas home.

  • Lester Hold sits down with President Barack Obama in an intimate interview, providing rare access on Air Force One ahead of the president’s farewell address to the nation.

  • Keith Morrison on the final chapter of Cal Harris's journey through the courts in upstate New York. Dennis Murphy interviews Dalia Dippolito whose second trial took a stunning twist in Florida.

  • 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.

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