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Season 2017 / Episode 4 and airs on 21 January 2017 03:00
Dateline is NBC’s signature newsmagazine, bringing viewers storytelling at its best. Our stories range from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. When major news breaks, we go to the scene, putting the pieces together to bring you the full picture. And in every story we tell, we help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with you. On the air since 1992, Dateline is the longest-running prime-time program on NBC. Our work has been honored time and again with broadcast journalism’s highest awards. Lester Holt is the principal anchor, joined by correspondents Andrea Canning, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. (source: www.nbc.com)
Chris Hansen travels to London, Amsterdam and West Africa for hidden camera investigations on the widespread problem of email scams that originate in West Africa. These scams are often referred to as 419 scams, named for the Nigerian law that makes them illegal there. The report explores how Americans are getting ripped off in these email cons and then turns the tables on the men caught in the investigations.
With more than a million cars being stolen each year, one every 30 seconds according to experts, insurance rates are rising in this country because this lucrative crime has proven to be difficult for investigators to solve. In attempt to get stolen cars back to the owners and put a dent into their community's auto theft rate, the Houston Police Department set up a fencing operation in which undercover policeman pose as criminals who buy cars and other contraband, and allowed "Dateline" to come along and capture it all on their hidden cameras. "To Catch a Car Thief," airing on Tuesday, April 10 (8:00 pm/et), offers viewers a rare glimpse into the world of undercover cops with its dangers and disappointments, risks and rewards. Victoria Corderi goes undercover with the Houston Police Department and then confronts the men caught in fencing operation.
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