"What's Missing?" examines the role of race in news coverage of missing people. "Along Came a Spider..." looks at a woman using aversion therapy to overcome a phobia of spiders. "Play it by Ear" profiles a disabled girl who is able to play the piano. "On the Hunt: Porn Spam" tracks down a Internet spammer.
"Children of War" looks at how kidnapped children are forced to fight a war in Uganda. "Rocky Mountain High" interviews Justin Kirkbride about his terrifying crash landing in the Rocky Mountains and his efforts to rescue his friends. "The Perfect Storm" looks at the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and considers lessons that can be learned from it. Also, a brief follow-up to a June 2005 segment on the FBI investigation of Joe Webber.
Dateline offers continuing coverage of the Katrina disaster including an interview with Thad Allen, firefighters coming to New Orleans to pitch in, and a girl looking for her father. "In Plain Sight" interviews the exiled terrorist Jihad Jaara who lives freely and openly in Ireland. "Rock of Ages" talks with the Rolling Stones who are about to kick off their new tour.