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DATELINE NBC INVESTIGATES MURDER OF LACI PETERSON THIS FRIDAY

Additional Dateline Encores to Run Through End of Year

Dateline’sThe Disappearance of Laci Peterson” Airs Friday, December 20 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

  • THE STORY: Dateline takes a comprehensive look at the infamous case of Laci Peterson after reporting on it for more than a decade. The broadcast features interrogation video of Scott Peterson and an interview with retired Modesto Police Detective Allen Brocchini.
  • REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison
  • INTERVIEWS WITH: Amber Frey, Retired Modesto Police Detective Allen Brocchini, Laci Peterson’s mother Sharon Rocha
  • WHERE: Modesto, California

Dateline’sThe Unusual Suspect” Airs Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT

Due to NBC’s primetime schedule, the broadcast will air at different start times and dates this weekend, according to time zones: Eastern: airs at 8 p.m. ET; Central: airs at 7 p.m. CT; Mountain: airs 7 p.m. MT, Pacific: airs at 7:30 p.m. PT

  • THE STORY: When two mothers and their teenage daughters are murdered in a suburb of Maryland, investigators must answer a terrifying question: is this the work of a serial killer?
  • REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy
  • INTERVIEWS WITH: Lloyd Irvin, Detective Bernie Nelson
  • WHERE: Prince George’s County, Maryland

Dateline’sDeadly Exchange” Airs Saturday, December 21 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

Due to NBC’s primetime schedule, the broadcast will air at different start times and dates this weekend, according to time zones: Eastern: airs at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday; Central: airs at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday; Pacific: airs at 10 p.m. PT on Sunday; Mountain: airs 1:30 a.m. MT on Sunday

  • THE STORY: Foreign exchange student Diren Dede’s dream to study in America came true when he started his junior year at a Montana high school. When he takes a midnight walk with a friend, a Saturday night turns into a tragedy.
  • REPORTED BY: Josh Mankiewicz
  • INTERVIEWS WITH: Randy Smith, Kate Walker, Detective Guy Baker
  • WHERE: Missoula, Montana

Dateline’s “Bad Blood” Airs Friday, December 27 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT

  • THE STORY: Twin sisters Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead discover their mother Nikki savagely murdered in their home.
  • REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison
  • INTERVIEWS WITH: Yucca Harris, Detective Chris Moon, Conyers police Captain Jackie Dunn
  • WHERE: Conyers, Georgia

Dateline’s “Finding Venus” Airs Saturday, December 28 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT

  • THE STORY: A mother of two mysteriously vanishes from her parents' home in Michigan while going to check the mailbox, leaving her phone and identification behind.
  • REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy
  • INTERVIEWS WITH: Therese McComb, Doug Stewart, Doug’s sister Jamie Hess
  • WHERE: Kalamazoo County, Michigan

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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 18 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.

Dominique Cuce
NBC News
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dominique.cuce@nbcuni.com