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Season 25

23 Sep. 2016
After the Storm
Texas, 2001: Diane Holik is strangled in her home. Family and friends are slowly eliminated until it is likely a stranger murder. Then multiple women report a man behaving strangely while looking at properties for sale or rent.
30 Sep. 2016
The Accused
New York, 2011: Garrett Phillips, 12, is found strangled. His white mom names black ex-boyfriend Nick Hillary as most likely to kill Garret. Nick is targeted. Despite having only circumstantial evidence, the D.A. proceeds with the case.
7 Oct. 2016
On a Lonely Road
A 30-year-old cold case heats up, when a daughter investigates the mysteries of her mother's death.
21 Oct. 2016
Secrets in the Smoky Mountains
Tennessee, 2006: Bob McClancy, a Vietnam vet, is found dead of a drug overdose. Bob had PTSD from being a soldier and a cop. His wife Martha Ann soon starts dating Bob's best friend. Suspicions abound and a complex con gradually unravels.
28 Oct. 2016
In Cold Blood
Florida, 2012: Kim Dorsey is found stabbed and bludgeoned to death in her home in a gated community in an especially brutal assault. Starting with her husband, a litany of suspects are investigated including a sound system repair person. The question is: how close-to-home is the murderer?
4 Nov. 2016
The Good Husband
New York, 2011: Tom Kolman, a supervisor, is found dead in his car. Tom's a relatively healthy 40-year-old, so investigators rule out a health condition as the cause of death. But there's no obvious cause of death. Until the toxicology reports come back: Tom had Midazolam in his system, a sedative only available to medical professionals. This opens the door for the investigation.
11 Nov. 2016
The Man Who Knew Too Much
California, 2000: Michelle O'Keefe is found dead in her car in a parking lot. Raymond Lee Jennings, a security guard patrolling the parking lot, says he saw her after she was shot. He seems to know things only the killer would know. But, due to lack of any forensic evidence (and even blood evidence that seems to rule him out), he isn't arrested until nearly six years later. A cautionary tale on the recent trend of too-heavy reliance on circumstantial evidence follows.
18 Nov. 2016
Stranger Than Fiction
Missouri, 2011: Betsy Faria is found stabbed. Her husband Russ is convicted of the murder. He gets a re-trial four years later in 2015 and the case is featured in Dateline's 'Return to Game Night.' This time, the trial is decided only by a judge and Russ is found innocent. But a person who contributed so much to the state's case, Pam Hupp, would have surprises of her own.
2 Dec. 2016
The Last Day
California, 2014: Erin Corwin, a marine wife, lives safely on a marine base. Or so she thinks. She goes missing after visiting Joshua Tree, a vast national park in the Mojave desert. Her husband Jon is suspected first, of course, but he seems to be genuine in his grief for his lost spouse. During the investigation, a web of infidelity, lies and intrigue reveals itself.
9 Dec. 2016
Someone Was Waiting
When a captivating woman is found dead in her garage, detectives in Frisco, Texas uncover a series of suspects - all of them connected in different ways to her complicated and secretive life. Josh Mankiewicz reports.
16 Dec. 2016
The House on the Lake/The Sting
New York, 2001: Michele Harris, wife of millionaire car dealer Cal Harris, goes missing on 9/11/2001 but police can't find a body or a murder weapon. The case is featured on Dateline's 'The Mystery at Empire Lake.' Cal is charged with murder after four years. A mistrial is declared twice due to shocking circumstances. What verdict will the third trial bring? Florida, 2009: Dalia Dippolito plots to kill her husband Michael Dippolito. The police record the exchange with an informant after setting up a sting. She claims she and the informant, her former lover Mohammed ...
30 Dec. 2016
California, 2011: Michelle Le, a nursing student, goes missing. Police believe that someone close to her did it. After four months, a body is found in a remote canyon area. It's Michelle. But, even before this, police have already made an arrest.
13 Jan. 2017
Barack Obama: Reality of Hope
Outgoing President Barack Obama sits down with Lester Holt for an intimate interview in Chicago aboard Air Force One, right before Obama's farewell address to the nation.
20 Jan. 2017
45th President (elect) Donald J. Trump's inauguration ceremony and simultaneous anti-Trump protests; The Phillipines, 2011: Mother Gerfa and son Kevin Lunsmann and a cousin are kidnapped by terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf. Gerfa and the cousin are eventually released but not Kevin. This is the story of their abduction and escape from terror.
27 Jan. 2017
Georgia, 2014: 22-month-old Cooper Harris is found dead after being in a hot car for about 7 hours. His dad, who was the only one in the car with Cooper, and his mother exhibit suspicious behavior in reaction to their son's death. His dad, Justin Ross Harris, says he forgot to drop Cooper off at daycare and totally forgot about him being in the car. He forgets about Cooper on multiple occasions even though there are numerous things that could have (and perhaps should have) jogged his memory. Leanna Taylor, Cooper's mother, is worried and starts searching for Cooper ...
29 Jan. 2017
Tom Brokaw: The First 50 Years
A 2-hour celebration of 50 years of reporting (1966-2016) by anchor and correspondent Tom Brokaw, featuring his most memorable stories. Also, Brokaw interviews celebrities such as Oprah and Tom Hanks on the future of America and they interview him back.
3 Feb. 2017
A Texas Twist
Texas, 2012: Mollie Olgin, a high school graduate, is found dead by a beach. Alongside her is Kristene Chapa, shot but miraculously alive. She regains consciousness a few days later and is able to give a description of her unknown attacker to create a police sketch. Suspects are investigated, but the case grows cold. Then, two years later, a letter arrives that points to a new suspect and re-ignites the case.
10 Feb. 2017
Kansas, 1989: Sarah De Leon, in her first year of community college, is found stabbed and bludgeoned by some railroad tracks. Five years later, another murder of a female nearby seems similar and possibly linked but police don't make a connection. The case goes cold for more than 20 years due to lack of a crime scene, a murder weapon and forensic evidence. After persistence and pressure by the original investigator and the family, the case is re-opened and suspects are finally identified. Then, in 2016, an arrest is made.

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