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Dateline NBC

Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.


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In this Dateline classic, Kevin and Morgan Mengel were happy at first, but when the marriage went bad, he went missing. Police wondered if he simply left, but a family?s relentless pursuit lead to a stunning confrontation and, eventually, the truth. Hoda Kotb reports. Originally aired on NBC December 27, 2013.

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Open Water

A romantic Mediterranean cruise was intended to rekindle the love between Micki Kanesaki and her ex-husband Lonnie Kocontes. But when Micki vanishes, an investigation reveals secret recordings, a surprising star witness, and an undercover hitman. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

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Journey for Justice

Craig Melvin speaks with the families of George Floyd, Jacob Blake and Eric Garner about police brutality, racial injustice and a shared commitment to turn their pain into advocacy work.

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Miles From Nowhere

In this Dateline classic, a young father in the California mountains calls 911 to report that he had been in a shoot-out with a car full of strangers. With one man dead and two others injured, authorities wonder if this was self-defense or something else. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 18, 2013.

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The Secret Life of the Homecoming Queen

In this Dateline classic, a football player and homecoming queen fall in love, but when the husband is found stabbed to death, authorities begin to investigate a trail of evidence. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on May 21, 2010.

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The Stranger

In this Dateline classic, Brittany Tavar disappears from her home, along with her dogs, leaving friends and family baffled and worried. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on March 17, 2013.

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The Man Who Talked to Dogs

In this Dateline classic, life seemed perfect for Mark Stover. He had a successful career as a ?dog trainer to the stars? on a beautiful island paradise. After a tough divorce, he?d recently found love again. Yet friends said he walked around in a constant state of fear. Could he sense the danger no one else could see? Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on January 21, 2011.

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The Wire

In this Dateline classic, a young nurse in southern California is taking in the sun and surf, tackling a new job and making new friends. Everything seems to be going great for Lynne Knight until her screams shatter a summer night. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 3, 2014.

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The Beauty and the Beast Mystery

In this Dateline classic, Lisa and Scott Pattison marry on a fairy tale day and build a life together in central Indiana. But one day in July 2009, their marriage comes to a horrifying end as Scott races his gravely injured wife to the hospital, calling 911. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on February 25, 2011.

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Secrets in the Smoky Mountains

In this Dateline classic, 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. Originally aired on NBC on October 21, 2016.

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The Life and Death of Princess Diana

More than two decades since the tragic death of Princess Diana, Dateline reveals new insights into the real story of the very private royal, including a look at Diana?s troubled marriage, her turbulent life in the royal family and the investigation into her death. With the rise in popularity of The Crown, Andrea Canning reports on how much of it is true and what was really happening behind the palace gates.

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The Eastlake Conspiracy

When Ohio resident Pat Sabo is offered $50,000 to kill someone hundreds of miles away, he calls the police to report the incident. Acting quickly, investigators set up an elaborate sting operation to bring down those behind the murder-for-hire plot. Andrea Canning reports.

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"The Night Before Christmas" read by Keith Morrison

Grab your kerchief or cap and then settle down for a long winter?s nap. Keith Morrison will take care of the rest?

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"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" read by Keith Morrison

Listen to Robert L. May?s original story of Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer who was not allowed to join in any reindeer games. Until one Christmas Eve when Santa came calling?

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Dr. Seuss' "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" read by Keith Morrison

Every year Random House Children's Books celebrates the Dr. Seuss classic by encouraging young readers and their families to ?Grown their hearts three sizes? by doing good deeds throughout the holidays. Follow #grinchgooddeeds and share your good deed!

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The Secret

In this Dateline classic, Patricia Esparza believed she had escaped poverty and abuse, attending elite schools and becoming a respected psychology professor. But a dark secret comes back to haunt her when a determined investigator and prosecutor in Orange County work to solve a 20-year-old murder case. Andrea Canning reports. Originally aired on NBC on May 15, 2015.

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Mystery on Sunrise Drive

In this Dateline classic, a Tucson, Arizona native, Gary Triano was a successful real estate developer and entrepreneur. He was known around town for his big spending ways and the elite company he kept. And then came the day that changed everything. Gary?s car was blown to pieces, with him inside, just days before his 53rd birthday. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on June 20, 2014.

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Into the Night

Following a night at her friend?s bachelorette party, 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer disappears. Soon after, an intense multi-state manhunt leads investigators to the killer. Friday?s broadcast features new interviews with Kaylee?s mom and the family?s lawyer after they reached a settlement with the killer?s employer, as well as never-before-released deposition tapes with the killer?s co-workers. Keith Morrison reports. 

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Bringing Brooke Home

In this Dateline classic, 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger returns home to Oregon for summer break from college. While cleaning apartments in Corvallis she vanishes, leaving behind her flip flops. Kate Snow reports. Originally aired on NBC on February 4, 2011.

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Far from Spider Lake

In the small town of Brewster, Minnesota, 40-year-old Jan Kruse is shot to death in her bed while her husband and teenage daughter are home. When investigators rule out robbery as a motive, it leaves them asking ? who would want to kill Jan? Keith Morrison reports.

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Race for a Vaccine

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, Lester Holt takes a comprehensive look at the latest plans to get a vaccine into the hands of Americans. Originally aired on NBC on December 3, 2020.

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Behind Closed Doors

In this Dateline classic, a terrible crime has occurred in a Florida suburb, which makes little sense to police. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on April 10, 2013.

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In the Middle of the Night

In this Dateline classic, after college student Angie Samota was stabbed to death, police had no shortage of suspects; a crucial clue narrowed their list to one name, but it would be years before technology and a tenacious friend came together to help unravel this mystery. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on June 8, 2012.

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The Officer's Wife

When police officer Levi Chavez finds his wife, Tera, shot to death in their home, an investigation into her murder begins as buried secrets are revealed. Josh Mankiewicz reports.

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Who Killed the Radio Star?

In this Dateline classic, weekend boaters just off California?s fabled Catalina island discover a body floating in the water. The victim turns out to be a well-known radio personality. What happened to Steven B. Williams? Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on June 3, 2012.

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Point Blank

After Todd Chance is murdered, police follow a trail of video evidence as they work to track down the killer. Andrea Canning speaks exclusively with Todd?s wife, elementary school principal Jenea Chance. Andrea Canning reports.

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Voices for Vanessa

When soldier Vanessa Guillen vanishes from Fort Hood, her family does everything they can to bring attention to her disappearance. As weeks go by without any sign of Vanessa, revelations about her case inspire a movement. Andrea Canning reports.

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Vanished: Amber Dubois & Chelsea King

In this Dateline classic, when Amber Dubois vanished in San Diego County, a search turned up nothing. Then, a year later, Chelsea King disappeared in a neighboring town. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on September 3, 2015. 

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Jonestown: An American Tragedy

In this Dateline classic, Josh Mankiewicz takes an in-depth look at the journalists who exposed the dangers of cult leader Reverend Jim Jones. Originally aired on NBC on July 13, 2018.

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10 Minutes to Sunset

When pediatric dentist Kendra Hatcher is found dead in Dallas, Texas, police uncover a complex plot that leads them on an international manhunt. Keith Morrison reports.

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Buried Secrets

In this Dateline classic, a Florida man disappears into thin air, leaving behind a young son and a grieving ex-wife. When his bones are identified years later, a rookie detective is determined to uncover the truth. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on July 6, 2012.

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Secrets in a Small Town

In this Dateline classic, Teresa Mayfield?s death on a dirt road was a mystery for more than a year until a strange sequence of events led investigators to an unlikely suspect. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on January 8, 2012

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In an Instant

In this Dateline classic, Keith Morrison reports on the case of a wife who supposedly died from an allergic reaction to a spray tan. So why was her husband charged with murder? Originally aired on NBC on June 8, 2012.

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The Comic Book Murder

In this Dateline classic, Barbara George is rushed to the hospital after being found bleeding in the back of the comic book store she owned in suburban Detroit. What the nurse finds launches a decade long mystery. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on January 25, 2013.

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Hope Whispers

After a fight with her mother, Angela, Ellie Green stays with her boyfriend?s family until things settle down at home. But when days go by with no word from her mom, Ellie begins to worry. Then she?s given the awful news: her mother is dead. But is that the truth? What really happened to Angela Green? Keith Morrison reports.

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Return to Shalimar Way

When Leslie Neulander dies suddenly after what appears to be an accidental fall in the shower, two friends join forces to seek justice on her behalf. Andrea Canning reports on the latest twist in the case.  

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The Mystery on Bridle Path

In this Dateline classic, Carol Kennedy returns from an evening jog in Prescott, Arizona and calls her mother Ruth. Their nightly phone ends abruptly. So begins the Mystery on Bridle Path. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on March 28, 2014.

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Deadly Trust

In this Dateline classic, wealthy residents felt safe in their gated community but it was not safe for one millionaire, murdered in his waterfront home. Police investigated but the case grew cold. Turned out the key to solving it, or two keys, were right at the front door. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on April 13, 2012.

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Even the Devil Went to Church

In the small town of Morris, Alabama, faith is a way of life. But when resident Michael Reese is murdered in his home, rumors involving a local pastor begin to swirl as the truth ends up turning the community upside down. Andrea Canning reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 23, 2020.

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In this Dateline classic, when a pastor loses two wives in suspicious accidents, authorities begin to wonder if it was terrible luck or something else. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on February 8, 2013.

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A Promise to Helene

When 21-year-old college student Helene Pruszynski is found murdered, the case remains cold for nearly forty years until a new detective uses an innovative method to catch Helene?s killer. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 16, 2020.

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The Client: Behind the Scenes

Andrea Canning reflects on one of her most memorable episodes: An Arkansas realtor goes missing after showing a house. When loved ones later receive mysterious text messages from her, they know something isn?t right.

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Strangers on a Train

In this Dateline classic, when a young woman disappears following a chance encounter with a stranger on a train, her desperate family hires a dream team of detectives to follow the mysterious trail she left behind. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 7, 2011.

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The Dead of Night

A mother of two goes missing in Monrovia, California. As detectives investigate, the woman's friends and family reveal that she feared she was being stalked. Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 9, 2020.

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Lone Star Obsession

When a doctor is found murdered, investigators are stumped as to who would want him dead. Police discover simmering jealousies and a love triangle. Andrea Canning has the latest developments. Originally aired on NBC on October 8, 2020.

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Burning Suspicion

In this Dateline classic, investigators question what went wrong when a young wife and mother is found dead after a house fire in a small Kansas town. Was it an act of murder? Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on October 11, 2013.

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Unthinkable: The Menendez Murders

In this Dateline classic, Keith Morrison takes a comprehensive look at the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez who were convicted more than two decades ago of murdering their parents in Beverly Hills. Originally aired on NBC on November 17, 2017.

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Tallahassee Trap

Dennis Murphy has the latest on the case of a Florida law professor murdered in his garage, including new details, newly-released evidence and bombshell testimony from a long-awaited trial.

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Double Lives

In this Dateline classic, police discover a mother of three was living a dangerous double life after she vanishes in Colorado. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on March 31, 2017.

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The Secrets of Cottonwood Creek

In this Dateline classic, Fred and Leslie Mueller are weeks away from celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary when a photo-op during a hike goes horribly wrong. Andrea Canning reports. Originally aired on NBC on May 30, 2014.

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