Dateline NBC

The BEST episodes of Dateline NBC

Every episode of Dateline NBC ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dateline NBC!

Dateline presents in-depth coverage of news stories. Rather than just reading news reports, as most news shows do, the reporters for this show research their subjects and interview the people closely involved to create an informative work of investigative journalism.

Last Updated: 11/24/2022Network:NBC
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The Surfer and the Bird Rock Bandits
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#1 - The Surfer and the Bird Rock Bandits

Season 17 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/1/2009

Authorities investigate the death of a 24-year-old surfer from California.

The Day Jennifer Disappeared
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#2 - The Day Jennifer Disappeared

Season 28 - Episode 39 - Aired 7/20/2020

Sgt. Kenneth Ventresca, lead investigator in the case of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos, tells Dateline NBC that the police is still "actively" investigating her disappearance.

In a Lonely Place 2
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#3 - In a Lonely Place 2

Season 28 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/6/2019

The man convicted of murdering California entrepreneur Chris Smith speaks out.

The Match
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#4 - The Match

Season 26 - Episode 69 - Aired 9/7/2018

A high school girl, nearly beaten to death in her own home, goes under hypnosis in an attempt to identify her attacker. Andrea Canning reports.

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Prairie Confidential
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#5 - Prairie Confidential

Season 26 - Episode 62 - Aired 8/13/2018

A murder case considered closed by North Dakota detectives is suddenly reopened when a confidential informant comes forward with a tip about an unlikely suspect. Keith Morrison reports.

The Figure in the Garage
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#6 - The Figure in the Garage

Season 26 - Episode 59 - Aired 7/30/2018

When a beloved former firefighter is found dead in his garage, police are desperate for answers. Dennis Murphy reports.

The Creek
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#7 - The Creek

Season 26 - Episode 35 - Aired 5/4/2018

After a 15-year-old girl disappears, investigators discover a creek where the local teenagers hang out. Could the secret spot hold the answer to her disappearance? Dennis Murphy reports.

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The Good Wife
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#8 - The Good Wife

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/18/2002

An arrest and a dramatic trial would reveal family secrets, of shattered promises, of sexual affairs. Who killed the "Good Wife." What would a jury say?

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A Crack in Everything
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#9 - A Crack in Everything

Season 26 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/30/2018

When a woman is found dead in her home, it's ruled a suicide. But when a new investigation begins, police question if this is a murder case. Will the truth be revealed? Keith Morrison reports.

Secrets In Pleasant Grove - Update
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#10 - Secrets In Pleasant Grove - Update

Season 26 - Episode 58 - Aired 7/27/2018

April 17, 2009
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#11 - April 17, 2009

Season 17 - Episode 31 - Aired 4/17/2009

Dennis Murphy details the devotion of a police officer and an intern to solve the mysterious vanishing of a young woman in Michigan.

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Inside the Financial Fiasco: The Mortgage Crisis
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#12 - Inside the Financial Fiasco: The Mortgage Crisis

Season 17 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/22/2009

How risky home loans helped cause a chain reaction that led to failures on Wall Street

Mystery at Bootlegger's Cove
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#13 - Mystery at Bootlegger's Cove

Season 16 - Episode 44 - Aired 5/26/2008

The disappearance of 21-year-old Bethany Correira, who vanished just days after arriving at college in Anchorage, Alaska, prompts a detective's determinaton to solve her case.

Vanished
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#14 - Vanished

Season 21 - Episode 52 - Aired 8/9/2013

Twenty-six year-old nursing student, Michelle Le, disappears from a San Francisco Bay Area parking garage in broad daylight. A day later her friends start getting strange texts from her phone. Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison reports.

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The Mystery in Rock Hill
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#15 - The Mystery in Rock Hill

Season 18 - Episode 57 - Aired 7/9/2010

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A Father's Mission
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#16 - A Father's Mission

Season 18 - Episode 62 - Aired 6/27/2010

NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent and award-winning chronicler of America's War on Terror, Richard Engel reports from Afghanistan and around the country on one of the deadliest battles in the Afghan War – the Battle of Wanat – and the impact it had on a fallen soldier's father in a special edition of "Dateline: A Father's Mission"

Against All Odds - Hughes
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#17 - Against All Odds - Hughes

Season 18 - Episode 50 - Aired 6/13/2010

A spunky 2-year-old named Erica Hughes' incredible story captivated a city. It all started after she was found shot in the head deliberately, left for dead by a killer who disappeared into the night.

Secrets from the Grave
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#18 - Secrets from the Grave

Season 28 - Episode 44 - Aired 9/18/2020

A man calls 911 to report that his pregnant wife has died by suicide; the case is closed until a suspicious house fire, 24 years later, leads police to question what really happened that day

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Body of Evidence; We, the Jury; Crunch Time; Thursday Night Live
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#19 - Body of Evidence; We, the Jury; Crunch Time; Thursday Night Live

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/1997

9 March 1993
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#20 - 9 March 1993

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired 3/9/1993

23 February 1993
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#21 - 23 February 1993

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 2/23/1993

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16 February 1993
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#22 - 16 February 1993

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/16/1993

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19 January 1993
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#23 - 19 January 1993

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 1/19/1993

Deadly Exchange
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#24 - Deadly Exchange

Season 23 - Episode 99 - Aired 5/3/2015

A foreign exchange student and soccer player's participation in a dangerous game leads to deadly consequences.

Evil Paid a Visit
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#25 - Evil Paid a Visit

Season 30 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/21/2022

A Connecticut mother speaks out about her fight to keep her assailant from walking free.

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