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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
19 Seasons, 914 Episodes
February 7, 2013
Documentary & Biography, News, Investigation
6.7/10
Cast: Lester Holt
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Dateline Full Episode Guide

  • Interview with Andrea Constand, the first woman to pursue charges against Bill Cosby, and four other Cosby accusers who testified against him.

  • Two young people from opposite sides of the world find themselves falling in love on the eve of one of the biggest natural disasters in recent memory. Keith Morrison reports.

  • Former Indiana State Police trooper David Camm arrives home and finds his wife and children murdered in their garage. 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.

  • A look at the future of marijuana in the United States, including state-of-the-art science and interviews with patients, their families, leading scientists, doctors, federal legislators and a former professional football player.

  • When a young woman is found dead in a field on the outskirts of Green Bay, Wis., a fitness tracker helps detectives solve the mystery.

  • Rapper Meek Mill sits down with Lester Holt in his first in-depth sit-down interview since being released from prison.

  • The idyllic town of Montecito was threatened by the worst wildfire in California history, then inundated by catastrophic mudslides. Keith Morrison reports.

  • A DNA breakthrough in a cold case leads two determined detectives to surprising suspects.

  • Megyn Kelly sat down for two exclusive one-on-one interviews with President Vladimir Putin, which will be featured in the hour-long primetime special.

  • A young mother disappears after leaving her newborn with her pastor and his wife. Florida detectives search for her, but instead uncover a web of secrets and lies. Keith Morrison reports.

  • Keith Morrison reports on conman John Meehan, who made national headlines last year after his crimes and their final, deadly culmination were featured in the popular podcast, ‘Dirty John.’

  • The unexplained death of a beloved chiropractor becomes a criminal investigation when authorities discover she’d been poisoned. Andrea Canning reports.

  • When the youngest sister of a large, tight-knit family on Long Island goes missing, they go to extraordinary lengths to find her. Andrea Canning reports.

  • The Menendez brothers were convicted more than two decades ago of murdering their parents in Beverly Hills. Keith Morrison report.

  • 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.

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