[05/15/12 - 02:04 PM]
"Dateline" Celebrates 20 Years With Lester Holt, Jane Pauley, Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and More
The one-hour anniversary special premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from NBC]


Highlights Featured From the Work of Esteemed Correspondents Chris Hansen, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy

Dateline's 20th Anniversary Special To Air Tuesday, May 22 at 10p/9c

NEW YORK - May 15, 2012 - "Dateline," NBC News' longest-running primetime newsmagazine, made its debut in 1992. From mysteries and breaking news, to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries, "Dateline" continues to provide viewers with classic storytelling at its best, 20 years later.

On Tuesday, May 22 at 10p/9c, Dateline's 20th Anniversary Special will highlight some of the most extraordinary stories -- and the most remarkable people -- in the newsmagazine's history. Jane Pauley interviews Michael J. Fox; Tom Brokaw profiles Aron Ralston; Matt Lauer reports on two extraordinary families brought together by fate; Ann Curry checks in with the McCaughey septuplets; Hoda Kotb interviews Carrie Underwood. Favorite moments from the work of Chris Hansen, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy to be featured as well. In addition, Michael Buble wishes "Dateline" a happy anniversary in a personal and special way.

"'Dateline' has gone through many changes over the last 20 years, but one thing that hasn't changed is the loyalty and enthusiasm of its audience," said David Corvo, Senior Executive Producer of "Dateline." "We are grateful for that."

"We're thrilled to celebrate this milestone by catching up with some of the remarkable people who've shared their stories with us over the years," said "Dateline" Executive Producer, Liz Cole.

"Dateline" anchor Lester Holt is joined by esteemed correspondents Chris Hansen, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Dateline's 20th Anniversary Special will feature the following stories:

Jane Pauley / Michael J. Fox

In 2003, Jane Pauley spoke with Michael J. Fox as part of her final "Dateline" broadcast. Nine years later, Jane returns to "Dateline" for the first time since to sit down with Fox once again. Remarkable things have happened for Fox since that interview nine years ago, including an Emmy award in 2009 for his role on "Rescue Me" and three more Emmy nominations, including one last year for his recurring role on " The Good Wife." Fox's inspiring battle with Parkinson's disease has become his life's mission. He has testi?ed about the disease before Congress and, through The Michael J. Fox Foundation, he is determined to find a cure.

Matt Lauer / Mistaken Identity

Matt Lauer told the families of this remarkable story of mistaken identity, "I don't know how long I'll do this job, but for as long as I do it, I think your families will be the most extraordinary families I've ever met." In 2006, 18-year-old Whitney Cerak was one of nine people in a car accident that killed five students, including her classmate, Laura Van Ryn. Because the two young women were misidentified at the scene of the accident, Van Ryn's family believed that they were caring for their daughter in a rehabilitation center, when in fact, they were caring for a comatose Whitney Cerak - who officials believed had been killed. More than five weeks passed before the misidentification was discovered. Six years after the accident, Matt Lauer sits down with Whitney Cerak.

Tom Brokaw / Aron Ralston

In 2005, Tom Brokaw shared the incredible story of Aron Ralston's survival after Ralston became trapped in a Utah canyon, forced to amputate his own arm. Many things have happened since that interview, perhaps most famously the Academy award nominated ?lm 127 Hours, which was based on his experience. Ralston, now a father, is back to climbing, hiking and motivational speaking across the country. Seven years after they first sat down together, Tom Brokaw catches up with Ralston in Colorado.

Hoda Kotb / Carrie Underwood

At the ripe age of 22, Carrie Underwood was the winner of "American Idol'. Almost seven years to-the-day later, she has become a multiplatinum, Grammy-winning artist, topping the charts with a dozen #1 Billboard singles. Her fourth album, "Blown Away," was a major accomplishment, as Underwood co-wrote eight of the album's 14 tracks - a long way from the one song she co-wrote on her debut album. Hoda Kotb, who first sat down with Underwood after her Idol win, will catch up with her all these years later.

Ann Curry / Septuplets

Ann Curry introduced the McCaughey septuplets to the world in 1997. The septuplets hold the title of most appearances in "Dateline's" history, with 13 broadcasts featuring the family. Their parents, Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey, have their house and their hands full with seven 14-year-olds. Ann sits down at home with the family and talks to the septuplets about life as teenagers. We'll also hear from Bobbi and Kenny about their changing experiences as parents over the last 15 years.


David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Liz Cole is the executive producer and Lester Holt is the primary anchor of "Dateline" (Fridays at 10p/9c and Sundays at 7p/6c).

  [may 2012]  


[10/25/16 - 02:18 PM]
VH1's Highly Anticipated "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" to Premiere Monday, November 7 at 10PM ET/PT
Guests include Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Jamie Chung, 2 Chainz, Naya Rivera, Ashley Graham, Jason Derulo, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Mike Epps, Kathy Griffin, Kelis, Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross, Keke Palmer, Robin Thicke and Bella Thorne.

[10/25/16 - 01:16 PM]
Comedy Central Sets Election Night Programming
Highlights include a live one-hour telecast of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" airing at 11:00/10:00c.

[10/25/16 - 01:00 PM]
CMT's Annual "Artists of the Year" Celebration Continues to Rise Attracting Nearly 2 Million Viewers with Ratings Soaring More Than 20%
CMT spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/25/16 - 12:38 PM]
Showtime(R) Accelerates World Television Premiere Date for "Zero Days" to Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9PM ET/PT
As the subject continues to make headlines across the U.S and world, this film becomes more relevant and powerful documentary as viewers are being confronted by these issues in their daily lives.

[10/25/16 - 12:01 PM]
"The 2016 SNL Election Special" Revisits Unpredictable Presidential Campaign
The hour-long telecast is set to air Monday, November 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/25/16 - 11:26 AM]
Discovery Cruises Into SEMA to Find the Next Motor Monday Star
Discovery Casting will be scouting for new talent at the SEMA Auto show taking place November 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

[10/25/16 - 10:59 AM]
FYI Orders Season Five of "Married at First Sight" in Chicago
Production has already begun in Chicago, Illinois with the new season slated to air in 2017.

[10/25/16 - 10:14 AM]
TV One Joins Lexus for a Special Presentation of "Lexus Verses and Flow" Airing Wednesday, October 26 at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT
Dondré T. Whitfield hosts the special evening that blends music performances by chart-topping artists with spoken word presentations from top slam poetry artists.

[10/25/16 - 10:11 AM]
Video: Key Art and Trailer for Season Two of Original Scripted Drama, "The Art of More" Released
Returning for the new season are stars Dennis Quaid, who also serves as executive producer, Kate Bosworth, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke.

[10/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
History's New Military Drama Series "Six" Premieres Wednesday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT
The eight episode first season follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors, whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists.

[10/25/16 - 09:01 AM]
International Icon Lady Gaga to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
Lady Gaga is a nine-time American Music Award nominee and took home the win in 2010 for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.

[10/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Bravo Media Goes Behind the Scenes of the Ultra Exclusive "Timber Creek Lodge" Premiering Monday, December 5 at 10PM ET/PT
It's all work and a lot of play at "Timber Creek Lodge," where viewers will go behind the doors of a five-star mountain retreat to see the on-and-off duty shenanigans of the resort staff working around the clock to provide the ultimate vacation experience.

[10/25/16 - 08:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice"
The Peacock stakes claim to the most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/25/16 - 08:36 AM]
Jennifer Nettles to Host "CMA Country Christmas," Airing Monday, November 28, on ABC
Nettles, who is hosting the special for the seventh time this year, will release her first holiday album, "To Celebrate Christmas," October 28, on Big Machine Records.

[10/25/16 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Oy with the Poodles Already! Netflix's "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" Trailer Is Here!
"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" launches Friday, November 25, everywhere that Netflix is available.