Oxygen's long-running true-crime series "Snapped" tells stories of people who commit murder or attempt murder, with the cases usually involving a woman trying to kill her partner. This extension of the franchise shifts the focus to couples who commit crimes. Using re-creations and firsthand accounts, each episode digs into a case, telling the story of the couple's romance, how the relationship evolved from love to manipulation, and what ultimately led the couple to commit the crime. The stories range from teenage lovers who go on a multistate crime spree to lesbian lovers who want to eliminate one of their husbands.
"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.
As part of its commitment to providing breaking news coverage throughout its daytime schedule, MSNBC has a block of "MSNBC Live" programming throughout the day, with different anchors splitting up the hours. This portion of the block is anchored by Craig Melvin, an NBC News fixture since 2011. As with the other "MSNBC Live" programming blocks throughout the day, the Melvin-anchored show explores the day's developments in news and politics so the network's viewers can continue to be informed of the latest happenings. In addition to covering breaking news, the show includes newsmaker interviews and analysis of the latest stories.
Former NBC News fixture Chris Hansen leads a team of correspondents on this series that explores the world of crime, mystery and drama through real-life criminal cases. Hansen brings to the show a modified version of a long-running segment he did at NBC. In "Hansen vs. Predator," he helps bring down predators who use social media to target children. Dirty politicians, financial scammers and celebrities are also targeted by Hansen's investigations. Hansen anchors the show from the streets of New York City, while most of the correspondents are based at the Los Angeles newsroom.
There are plenty of primetime newsmagazines on broadcast and cable TV that bring viewers stories of unsolved murders and other crimes, but the crime genre is underrepresented on daytime TV, which is dominated by talk and court shows. "Crime Watch Daily," hosted by veteran crime journalist Matt Doran, fills that void. The daily, hourlong show -- centered around the key pillars of mystery, crime and drama -- explores unsolved murders, undercover investigations and shocking crimes that have been caught on video. In addition to a team of national correspondents, the show's lineup of affiliates serves as an "extended newsroom," offering their local reporters to cover crime-related stories in their markets.
Each episode of this true-crime reality series examines a different felon, usually a female, who has committed murder or attempted murder. The victim is usually the perpetrator's partner. The documentary-style series features interviews with friends and family members of the accused and victims, law-enforcement officials, attorneys and other people with first-hand knowledge of the cases.
The first three days after somebody is abducted are extremely important. Statistically, the chances of finding the abductee alive diminish significantly after the first 72 hours. "Three Days to Live" chronicles kidnapping cases, using re-creations and first-hand testimony from authorities and loved ones to illustrate what went on -- from the crucial periods early on in the cases, which all feature females who were taken, through the twists and turns the kidnappings took before reaching their conclusions. Journalist SuChin Pak narrates the hourlong series.