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Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

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For more than 25 years, "Dateline" has brought viewers investigations into some of biggest mysteries in America. This entry in the franchise takes a second look at some of the most mysterious cases of recent history. Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Craig Melvin, the show explores the stories through firsthand accounts told by people who are close to the crime, including investigators who dedicated their time to the cases and family members who are still trying to confront the tragedies that befell their loved ones.

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After a house fire in suburban New Jersey, investigators discover a twisted love triangle filled with jealously, love and murder.
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Sam and Danielle Dreher appear to have a storybook marriage, but this ending was not happily ever after; when Sam is murdered, investigators discover a twisted tale of secrets, lies and infidelity.
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Meghan Verikas is attracted to Leon Jacob, in part, because as a doctor he saves lives; police officers tell her he is trying to hire a hit man, potentially to take hers, but authorities have a plan of their own.
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Diana Lovejoy and her husband welcome a baby boy, but their marriage crumbles; a bitter custody battle follows; fearing for her safety, Diane turns to a man skilled in self-defense, but as it turns out, someone else is in grave danger.
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For the Jennings family, Christmas Eve becomes a waking nightmare after a gunshot rings out, and investigators must determine whether a secret led to suicide or murder.
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Brittany Eldridge was nearly nine months pregnant when she was found dead in her apartment; investigators focused on two men they believed had a possible motive.
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Craig and Laura Rideout appear happy but after they separate, an ugly secret is revealed and one of them will soon be dead; clues point to four possible killers and leave investigators wondering if this murder is all in the family.
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Newlywed Dalia Dippolito returns home from the gym to the awful news that her husband had been killed; in a case where almost nothing is as it seems, investigators want to know if Dalia is diabolical or an unwitting pawn in a hoax gone wrong.
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Brandy Daniels believes someone is stalking her, then the single mother is found slumped over in her car, shot dead; investigators spend years navigating the twists and turns searching for her killer.
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Debra Newell thought she found Mr. Right but her daughters sensed something wrong about John Meehan; they started digging into his past and their search for answers exposed a dangerous con man.
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When Cathy Torrez never comes home after work, her family fears the worst; an intensive search ends after her car is found, with her body in the trunk; it take years to get to the truth.
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Todd Winkler claims self-defense after being arrested for killing his wife, Rachel; investigators travel to Georgia to find out how Todd's first wife died on a camping trip 10 years earlier.
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A young man from small town Indiana heads to Japan where he falls for a beautiful woman; then, they are caught up in one of the biggest natural disasters in history.
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Fitness executive Nicole Pietz is married to the man of her dreams, then she goes missing after failing to show up for dinner with her husband and friends.
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A talented, young art student is murdered; the killer left no fingerprints and no DNA; police zero in on three fellow students and, soon, the dark portrait of a killer began to emerge.
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A U.S. Air Force captain who is deployed overseas for long stretches of time finds himself caught in the crossfire resulting from a love triangle at home.
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When Bonnie Craig is found dead, police collect DNA but it doesn't match anyone in the system; twelve years later, there is a hit but the man is thousands of miles away; turns out, prosecutors would need more than DNA to convict a killer.
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Investigating whether an explosion in a rice field in Colusa County, California that killed farm manager Roberto Ayala is an accident or murder.
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A toddler is shot in the head and left for dead; despite the odds, she stuns everyone with her will to survive, while a detective vows to crack the case, no matter how long it takes.
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When Debbie Hawk vanishes, her friends and family are left searching for answers; investigators discover that Debbie was planning to divulge secrets and wonder if she has been silenced as a result.
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In Wisconsin, Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in a case that defies easy answers.

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"Dateline" has been a staple of the newsmagazine genre since premiering in 1992. Given how long it's been on the air, the show has an extensive archive of in-depth news stories and investigative journalism. This syndicated version offers viewers another chance to watch some of the show's previous content, serving up real-life mysteries and in-depth investigations from the show's 20-plus years on the air. Cases involving murders and missing people are frequent topics on the series that has won multiple Emmys in the news and documentary category.
Anchored by Lester Holt, "Dateline" is NBC's signature newsmagazine, bringing viewers storytelling at its best by putting the pieces together to present the full picture of real-life events. NBC News correspondents cover compelling stories and issues of the day, ranging from mystery and crime to in-depth investigations and breaking-news events.
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