The case of a US college student who was charged with the murder of her British housemate while studying in Italy.
Dennis Murphy discusses the case which has occupied the headlines this week, Caylee Anthony's disappearance from back in July 2008. A talk is had with Caylee's grandparents concerning the findings this week and their daughter's possible involvement.
Author/Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is interviewed about his book and political views, along with his recent family crisis. Then, a look at families who have been effected by the recent housing crisis. Lastly, a murder investigation arises from a widows suspicious behavior.
A minute-by-minute look at the landing of US Airways flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River. Includes interviews with some of the survivors and their rescuers.
Ann Curry takes a glimpse at what President Barack Obama will have in front of him when he takes office, through insights from pundits, scholars and newsmakers. Plus, Hoda Kotb reports on everyday heroes in the second installment.
Chris Hansen investigates female college student became a drug informant and was killed during a botched drug bust.
Hoda Kotbe introduces 10 near death experiences, all caught live on camera. The extremely close calls include a child getting stuck between huge boulders, a base jump gone horribly wrong, a roof top fire rescue, a girl trapped under concrete, another girl - and then her rescuer - trapped under ice, an aircrew man sucked into a friggin' jet engine, a sinking cruise ship and a diver stuck in a shark cage WITH an 18 foot Great White!. In the second hour, Keith Morrison reviews the case of Olivia Newton John's missing boyfriend, Patrick McDermott. But was his disappearance due to falling overboard, committing suicide, or faking his own death in order to avoid court proceedings brought by an ex-wife? Also, the husband-and-wife team that owns the fishing boat McDermott supposedly fell from speaks about Patrick for the first time.
Meridith Vieira investigates a case of global kidnapping which has affected a New Jersey community.
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Chris Hansen takes a closer look at the financial bailout package from the government which is hoping with give a jump-start to the economy. Also included is the measures which are being implemented to keep people from abusing the stimulus money.
An interview by Ann Curry with the mother who recently gave birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman on Jan. 26, shedding light on her headline grabbing story.
Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz follows officials as they track down a killer of a wife and mother. The investigation goes back and forth as her husband and daughter have different views on what happened.
Chris Hanson shows us ten of the most death-defying moments which were caught on film, including a daredevil's crash and a skier taking on an avalanche. Then, a camping trip in Virginia turns into a frightening test of survival.
An investigative report on the death of a female parishioner inside the office of the county church, which shocked the congregation and left them suspicious to why this happened. Was this death a murder or maybe a suicide? Correspondent Keith Morrison reports.
Peter Greenberg examines the deadly flight of the supersonic Concorde which came down in France, killing all 113 on board on July 2000. Complete with first hand accounts, the report looks into the controversies which still surround the crash today. Also, Chris Hanson gives his report on a reality show which had gone wrong.
After discovering an old family secret, a woman decides to research the details of her father's murder from decades earlier.
Correspondent Keith Morrison reports on what happened when some L.A. down-and-out men met up with a pair of elderly ladies known for helping the homeless, and something else.
Keith Morrison investigates the claims that a sleepwalking man killed his paramour.
Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps is interviewed by Matt Lauer. Also, Ann Curry chats with George Clooney about his cause of ending the Dafur crisis while on a trip to the border of Chad and Sudan. Plus, Meridith Vieira reflects on a father's struggles to bring his son to the U.S. from Brazil.
A report about Michael Schrenker, a financial advisor who faked his own death in January 2009, after being charged with financial fraud, by deliberately ditching the airplane he was piloting.
Correspondent Chris Hanson begins the first of a three part series on the recent economic crisis. This report will explore the bad effects of a risky home loan. This story is punctuated with insight from insiders and those who told of the wrongdoings.
Part two of Chris Hanson's three part of his economic reports. Today's report follows families who are on the edge of bankruptcy and exposes shady illegal activities allegedly used by some collection agency.
Originally scheduled Part 3 of Inside The Financial Fiasco (see SU1828) did not air. Instead, Hoda Kotbe re-introduces 10 near death experiences, all caught live on camera. The extremely close calls include a child getting stuck between huge boulders, a base jump gone horribly wrong, a roof top fire rescue, a girl trapped under concrete, another girl - and then her rescuer - trapped under ice, an aircrew man sucked into a friggin' jet engine, a sinking cruise ship and a diver stuck in a shark cage WITH an 18 foot Great White!. (Original Airdate: January 25, 2009. SU1818)
Keith Morrison explores how a murder ripped apart a seemingly happy couples marriage.
Chris Hansen concludes his three part series on the recent financial crisis with a look at the unsavory sales schemes which prey upon vulnerable customers.
Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz and a team of investigators attempt to crack a pair of murder cases.
First, Hoda Kotb reports on how 13-year-old Sam Gladen battled a medical mystery - Dystonia - and decides to undergo brain surgery. Then, Chris Hanson files an undercover report which scrutinizes a modeling company. Plus, Dennis Murphy investigates a scam from on online-dating company based in Philadelphia.
Dennis Murphy reports on how devoted a policeman and his intern were to solve the mysterious disappearance of a young Michigan girl.
Dennis Murphy investigates a case where a lawyer was injured after being shot and his wife was killed on a darkened road in Westchester County, NY.
Money lays in state treasuries all over the country as unclaimed funds. Tiki Barber sets out to help return some of this property to it's rightful owners. In addition, Sara James profiles an Arctic adventurer.
The death of a 24-year old surfer is investigated by Keith Morrison.
An unsuspecting family learn from Donald Trump and Tiki Barber that they are recipients of a large sum of unclaimed money. Also, Chris Hansen tests California lottery retailers to see whether they are complying or not.
Hoda Kotb looks into the subject of infidelity, and whether some men and women are born to cheat. Also, Dennis Murphy investigates the January 2008 disappearance of a woman vacationing in the Caribbean.
First, an interview with Kevin Johnson, NBA star turned Mayor of Sacramento. Next, a profile of Macy Causey, an 8-year-old 3rd generation race car driver. Plus, a look at Tesla Motors electric cars. Then, Chris Hanson examines a smaller Ponzi scheme affecting everyday people (Nicholas Cosmo, Agape World Inc.). Then, an update on murdered marine Maria Lauterbach. Finally, Hoda Kotb visits the island of Ikaria, where residents live long and healthy lives.
Authorities are puzzled when a woman disappears from the Caribbean vacation home she and her husband built in an attempt to heal their marital woes. Dennis Murphy investigates.
First, Ann Curry examines the efforts being made to educate women in Afghanistan. Next, Keith Morrison introduces us to Cody McCasland, a 7-year old who had both his legs amputated above the knee. Also, an update of the child actors who appeared in the motion picture, "Slumdog Millionaire." Plus, a further look at Farrah Fawcett's cancer story. Finally, an in-depth investigation of the murder of a wealthy Colorado man.
A stripper and a steelworker end up in the trial of their lives after a fisherman is found murdered, as reported by Keith Morrison.
Dennis Murphy reports about an American living in Britain and a suave Englishman who claims to have been a spy. In addition, Murphy investigates a hedge-fund manager believed to have been involved in fraud.
Dennis Murphy reports on a woman's death who was in the middle of an abusive relationship and whether her husband's hand was involved in the crime. Additionally, Keith Morrison investigates when a son is named the prime suspect in a murder of a couple and even his father believes he was guilty. In the end, the father tries desperately to clear his son's name.
Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz investigates the case of the 2001 drowning of a woman inside her own bathtub which has seen many twists and turns throughout the years.
Dateline gets an exclusive backstage pass with the country pop mega star. Reported by Hoda Kotb.
A newlywed bride drowns while diving at the Great Barrier Reef during her honeymoon in Australia. Was this just an accident by a novice scuba diver or did her husband play a role in her demise? Dennis Murphy reports.
Ann Curry takes a look at the politics, people, and history of Iran as she explores a side of the country rarely seen. Next, Dennis Murphy reports about a wife who finds herself trapped inside her husband's mysterious and secretive life - a world filled with intrigue and deception that would take a decade for her to escape from. Finally, an update - David Goldman has been trying to gain custody of his son Sean, ever since his wife took him to Brazil back in 2004. Now after five years, will the father and son be reunited?
The quiet roads within the canyons lay the homes of three feuding neighbors, all which are loved and made great accomplishments in their lives. Who knew what these neighbors were capable of doing?
A look into the case of Clark Rockefeller, a German born man whose real name is Christian Carl Gerhartsreiter and has been living under an assumed name after kidnapping his daughter during an supervised visitation.
Chris Hansen follows a day out at work with the Las Vegas police as they are watched on camera. Included is an officer spotting would-be pimps by acting as a first-time prostitute; the auto-theft team tracks "bait cars" which they want to be stolen; and a man gives information to police concerning his counterfeiting-money scam.
Keith Morrison reports about 2 daughter's trying to discover why their mother mysteriously disappeared. Their father claims that she ran off with another man. Or is he just covering himself from a crime? 16 years later, the truth will be revealed. Then, in 2004 at Newport Beach,California, Tom and Jackie Hawks were killed as they tried to sell their boat. Josh Mankiewicz reports on the latest in the case and interviews a young man who showed interest in buying the boat and later was named as their killer.
Hoda Kotbe re-introduces the top 5 of 10 near death experiences, all caught live on camera in this half-hour version of SU1818 originally aired on January 25, 2009. The extremely close calls include a girl - and then her rescuer - trapped under ice, an aircrew man sucked into a friggin' jet engine, a sinking cruise ship and a diver stuck in a shark cage WITH an 18 foot Great White!.
Correspondent Rob Stafford examines a case of one man being left for dead in his garage, and another man gone missing, making investigators wonder whether these are coincidental or if a couple's plan to start a new life has gone awry.
Hoda Kotb gives a report about a mother trying to save her children from a rare disease by learning all about pharmacology and medicine.
Dateline NBC airs a one-hour edit of Martin Bashir's 2003 Granada Television documentary "Living with Michael Jackson". The film spans of 8 months of Jackson's life, from May 2002 to January 2003. Jackson admitted sharing his bed with children in the documentary. Bashir is now an NBC news anchor, but was at ITV in the UK at the time of filming.
Hoda Kotb introduces a revealing 2 hour look back at the life of Michael Jackson. First, extended cuts of Matt Lauer's interview with Jermaine Jackson at the Neverland Ranch. Next, Josh Mankiewicz provides an in-depth look at the life and career of the pop superstar including preparations for his upcoming re-launch. Finally, Keith Morrison examines the future of Michael's children. The program ends with a montage of classic Jackson song and dance moves.
Hoda Kotb reports on everyday heroes. We learn about ten people who saved lives, such as the Arizona teenager who overcame his fear of heights to rescue his autistic little brother.
Hoda Kotb hosts. First, Josh Mankiewicz reveals the latest details about the death of Michael Jackson, and his funeral perperations. Hoda presents some rare words from Michael's October, 2001 online audio chat as part of the promotion for the then soon-to-be released Invincible album and tour. (His first new album in six years.) Dennis Murphy performs some forensic accounting with a look at his finances and the potential for Jackson memorabilia sales and the future of Neverland Ranch. Next, Josh Mankiewicz speaks with friends and family recalling a fun (and lonely) side of Michael Jackson that few have seen, plus some hopes for the come-back tour. Then, Hoda Kotb presents a behind-the-scenes look at the 1983 Thriller music video including recent interviews with Ola Ray and others who worked on the production. Finally, a look at the global response to Michael Jackson's passing.
A look back at the days events from Michael Jackson's memorial services, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Two kids grew up in South Boston as the best of friends and took divergent paths. John Connolly became one of Boston's most celebrated FBI agents, and his old buddy James "Whitey" Bulger became a notorious mobster. Connolly makes a deal with his friend Bulger to become an informant for the FBI and the FBI will overlook his illegal gambling operation. But what kind of devil's deal did he make since the FBI will have overlooked serious mob crimes. Dennis Murphy investigates the crimes and court trial that became the basis for the Martin Scorsese film "The Departed."
Keith Morrison investigates the death of a student from UCLA, scrutinizing whether witchcraft, cult activity or possibly the pair of roommates had a hand in the crime.
The case of a murdered Boston contractor ends in a deadlocked jury, the second trial starts in an attempt to find justice.
Correspondent John Larson updates the case of the disappearance of a 3-year old girl, following her determined father's quest to retrieve her.
Josh Mankiewicz recalls the case of the 1974 Patty Hearst kidnapping by a little known group called the SLA - Symbionese Liberation Army. Mankiewicz talks with another man who claims he was held by the SLA and telling his story for the first time.
In an unexplainable case, an unassuming elementary school vice principal known for his kindness, was charged with killing his wife and children.
A kidnapped mother finds a way to call 911 without being detected by her captor. Other witnesses, including a driver who saw the crime as it happened, also make a call to 911 and plead for help. But was it a system breakdown which prevented the police from locating her?
Josh Mankiewicz reports about a popular, well-connected businessman who died after his car exploded. It was first believed to have been the work of the mob, but when a large insurance payout was sent to Europe, the prime suspect becomes the ex-wife, who is living there.
Josh Mankiewicz reports on the latest happenings from he Michael Jackson death, including inside information of Jackson's lifestyle and a new report on what Jackson's personal doctor told police he did and didn't do the day Jackson died. Then, Rob Stafford investigates the death of football star's girlfriend, and the investigators believe the killer is someone he has known.
Chris Hansen tests California lottery retailers to see whether they are complying or not.
A serial killer may be on the loose, causing an investigation after the murder of one woman and the later another woman is killed.
A string of violent crimes against patrons of a local mall in a wealthy neighborhood leave the Investigators wondering if their isn't a serial killer on the loose. Dennis Murphy reports. Also, when a real estate agent disappears, her husband makes claims that she has left town, but her friends are not believing the story. A lawyer learns what may have happened to her, but is bound by attorney-client privilege. After nine years the lawyer can now finally reveal what has he knows. Keith Morrison reports.
Looking back 40 years to Woodstock. Includes rare home movies, archival footage and splendid musical highlights.
Keith Morrison reports on the slayings of Bud and Melanie Billings in their home in Pensacola home in early July. Why was this couple, the celebrated parents of 17 children, 13 by adoption and 9 with special needs, the target? Many questions are raised such as the motive and a look at the suspects. He also talks with Ashley Markham who's telling the inspirational story of her mother Melanie Billings in-depth for the first time.
Chris Hanson examines the case of a female college graduate who was used as an informant for a drug bust, which went wrong and she ended up dead. Additionally, Heda Kotb tells the story of a mother's ten year quest for justice in the wake of the disappearance of her 11-year old son.
Dennis Murphy reports about a a woman who was killed after falling into a creek while on a fishing trip with her new husband.
First, Hoda Kotb gives her report concerning the unexplained and unexpected death of 24-year-old Michelle Herdon, a death which baffled investigators for over two years. The murder would end up having Propofol as the means of death, the same drug believed to have killed singer Michael Jackson. Then, Dennis Murphy investigates the case of Maggie Locascio, a woman who was about to escape from her overpowering husband and begin a new life. But suddenly her life was cut short. The case saw a son versus his father in deciding who was responsible for the murder.
Josh Mankiewicz reports on a man whose dead body was found in his bedroom may have been part of a lethal love triangle.
Dennis Murphy reports on a mysterious case of a young groom who vanishes on his honeymoon cruise. Next, Keith Morrison gives an update on Marcus Schrenker, a financial adviser facing financial fraud who deliberately ditched the plane he was piloting on January 2009, in order to fake his own death.
Matt Lauer takes an unprecedented look at the emotional debate surrounding vaccines and the suggested link to autism. Includes an interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who first came across the possible connection; plus investigative journalist Brian Deer and pediatrician Paul Offit.
Lester Holt examines the death of ex-NFL QB Steve McNair, who was killed July 2009. Included is a look at McNair's final hours of life.
Sara James reports about Donna Palomba, a mother of two, recalls her horrific experience of being raped in her own home by a masked man. The broadcast examines the events which followed and how they divided the Waterbury, Conn. community, and how one detective believed her story while the others felt she lied.
First, Ann Curry interviews Mukhtar Mai in Pakistan, who is lending a hand in the next generation of women in her village by building schools and a center for abused women. Next, Tom Brokaw heads across U.S. Highway 50 to find the American Character in this brief promo of his series airing on the USA network. Lastly, Chris Hanson revisits the debt epidemic in the USA and interviews families who are nearly bankrupt. With the use of hidden cameras, Hanson exposes the dirty tactics in which some collection agencies will use and the steps taken by authorities to crack down on debt collectors who violate the law.
The national media attention was focused on Alex and Derek King in 2003 after confessing to murdering their father. The boys, 12 and 13 years old at the time, were two of the youngest kids to ever be charged as adults for murder and arson. Now, Keith Morrison gives the boys their first ever interviews, where they speak of their crime and of their lives today.
A report by Dennis Murphy concerning a puzzling shooting inside the peaceful suburban home of a young elementary school and her cheating husband which not only divided their family and neighbors, but also a jury.
A pair of reports by Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy finds the correspondents investigating two of marriages...one is a seemingly perfect couple, and the other is a newlywed pair ... that ends with death.