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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.

1hr 22mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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The Prussian Blue Mystery

When a San Diego woman arrives at an emergency room, she is near death. Her hair is falling out and her vital signs are fading, even though there are no signs of an infection or injury. Doctors, the FBI and local law enforcement are then called in to try to solve not only a medical mystery, but also a horrific crime. Natalie Morales reports. Originally aired on NBC on July 22, 2019.

41mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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In a Lonely Place - Update

When California entrepreneur Chris Smith is murdered, his family is shocked. They had believed he had sold his company, broken up with this girlfriend and was traveling the world with a Playboy Playmate. In a December 6, 2019 update, the man convicted of his murder speaks with Keith Morrison.

1hr 23mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Ransom

In this Dateline classic, Josh Mankiewicz reports on a kidnapping mystery that changes the lives of a Florida couple. Originally aired on NBC on September 23, 2011.

1hr 24mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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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.

1hr 21mins

23 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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The Ranch

The Valseca siblings’ lives are changed when their father is taken hostage in an orchestrated abduction. For the first time, they open up about how their mother faced a band of international criminals to bring their father home. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired March 20, 2020.

1hr 22mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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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.

1hr 24mins

1 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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Left for Dead

A young woman survives a brutal attack and detectives work tirelessly to find a suspect. But when they finally do, the victim is convinced they have the wrong man. Keith Morrison reports.

1hr 22mins

29 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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The Perfect Guy

A fugitive steals millions of dollars by conning numerous women and businesses over 25 years. Will law enforcement finally be able to catch him? Andrea Canning reports. Originally aired on NBC on March 6, 2020.

1hr 22mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Miami Heat

In this Dateline classic, a drive by shooting tears a Miami family apart and Cindy Carballo is left wondering who could have killed her husband. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on July 10, 2015.

41mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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And Then There Were Three

Just days before Christmas, high school senior Michelle Martinko is found stabbed to death in her car after visiting the mall. It would take almost 40 years for investigators to identify the killer – and when they did, Martinko’s family and friends were stunned. Dennis Murphy reports.

41mins

17 Sep 2020

Rank #11

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Dark Valley

In this Dateline classic, 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. Originally aired on NBC on September 15, 2017.

40mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Mystery in Big Sky Country

When Bryan Rein, a young Montana veterinarian, is found dead at his home with a gun nearby, police quickly discover there is more to this case than meets the eye. As the investigation spans more than two decades, police sort through conflicting evidence to find out what really happened. Keith Morrison reports. Originally aired on NBC on May 22, 2020.

1hr 23mins

26 May 2020

Rank #13

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The Black Widow of Lomita

A California woman’s two former husbands are mysteriously murdered, nearly 20 years apart. She becomes known as the “Black Widow of Lomita” and is able to elude police, until fate catches up with her. Keith Morrison reports from the Philippines on this international story which features the sister of one of the victims who never stopped fighting to learn what really happened to her brother. Originally aired on NBC on November 8, 2019.

1hr 22mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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The Target

In this Dateline classic, a luxury car salesman receives a visit from a beautiful former client. It turns out that she is not interested in buying a car but in planning a murder. Andrea Canning reports on her twisted scheme, which shocks even the town's most seasoned detectives. Originally aired on NBC on September 8, 2017.

40mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Secrets at the Sunshine Motel

In this Dateline classic, the family of a beloved and successful Yakima real estate agent is left in disbelief when he is attacked while showing a home. Who would want to hurt Vern Holbrook? Josh Mankiewicz reports. Originally aired on NBC on February 13, 2015.

42mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Missing Marie

In this Dateline classic, 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. Originally aired on NBC on December 6, 2013.

42mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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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.

1hr 23mins

6 Oct 2020

Rank #18

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Obsession

In this Dateline classic, a young Wisconsin college student with a passion for music is mysteriously found dead in her bed, but it's another woman's unbelievable courage that ultimately leads police to her killer. Andrea Canning reports. Originally aired on NBC on January 30, 2015.

41mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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The Road Trip

When Dr. Teresa Sievers is found murdered in her kitchen, detectives struggle to find any leads until an unexpected tip changes everything. Dennis Murphy reports. Originally aired on NBC on April 3, 2020.

1hr 22mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #20