Two-Hour ‘Dateline’ Also Reveals New Details Surrounding Their Mysterious Disappearance
“What Happened to the Children?” Airs Friday, May 1 at 9pm/8c

In his first network television interview, Colby Ryan speaks to Dateline NBC about the disappearance of his two siblings and the charges against their mother, Lori Vallow, for refusing to tell authorities where they are. He explains to NBC News’ Keith Morrison: “It hurts so much. And on top of that, we have a million questions. So you can't call your own mom. You can't go to your house or her house and see your siblings. You're just out in the cold.” He also tells Morrison: “Like, how do you not produce the kids? That's the whole reason you're in jail in the first place right now.” To view the exchanges, part of an all-new two-hour Dateline NBC airing this Friday at 9pm ET/8pm CT, click here.

Entitled What Happened to the Children?, the broadcast features new details in the case, including never-before-seen texts sent by Vallow’s late husband Charles and exclusiveinterviews with her niece, Melani Pawlowski and Angela Stone a former member of a social group led by Vallow and her current husband Chad Daybell.

Vallow was charged in February with a felony desertion of children and three misdemeanors related to her missing children and is currently being held on $1 million bond. Dateline previously reported on this case earlier this year.


Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 28th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 16 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. Additionally, Dateline closed out 2019 as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.

Dominique Cuce
NBC News