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FUGITIVE WHO CONNED WOMEN OUT OF MONEY FOR DECADES TELLS DATELINE NBC: “I WAS A HORRIBLE BOYFRIEND”

In Exclusive Interview, Con Artist Derek Alldred Says: “I’m Not Trying to Justify My Behavior”

All-New Broadcast Airs Friday at 9pm ET/8pm CT

All-New Dateline’s “The Perfect Guy” Airs Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

THE STORY: Using fake identifies and traveling throughout the country, fugitive Derek Alldred steals millions of dollars by conning numerous women and businesses over 25 years. Finally, one woman brings together a group of his victims to hold him accountable and make him face justice. In his first interview, Alldred tells Dateline: “'I’m not trying to justify my behavior…I was a horrible boyfriend, absolutely horrible. Destroying someone's life I think is a bit exaggerated.” Click here to watch the exchange.

WHERE: St. Paul, Minnesota, San Francisco, California & more

REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning

INTERVIEWS WITH: Alldred’s victims, Fugitive investigator Deputy Sheriff Paul Meskan, NCIS agents Mike Elkheir and Jeremy Houck and more

Dateline’sEvil Was Waiting” Airs Saturday, March 7 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; Pacific: airs at 7:30 p.m. PT; Mountain: airs 7 p.m. MT

THE STORY: Soldier Vince Goslyn Jr., who just returned from Afghanistan, is gunned down on the side of the road in Kentucky. Detectives quickly uncover a secret that could solve the case.

WHERE: Hopkinsville, Kentucky

REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning

INTERVIEWS WITH: Vince’s family and friends, Detective Ed Stokes and more

Dateline’sThe Other Side of Paradise” Airs Saturday, March 7 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 and Mountain: check your local listings.

THE STORY: Dateline follows this cold case for nearly 10 years, as Larry Mendonca in Hawaii fights to bring whoever killed his daughter, Sandy, to justice.

WHERE: Kauai, Hawaii

REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison

INTERVIEWS WITH: Larry Mendonca, Sandy’s friends and more

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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 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.

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Dominique Cuce
NBC News
212-664-6192
dominique.cuce@nbcuni.com