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2015: A Year to Remember in False Confessions

Steve Drizin | Posted 12.22.2015 | Crime
Steve Drizin

2015 was another momentous year in the world of false confessions. Here are my greatest hits: January 2015 begins tragically as two exonerated fal...

What You May Not Know About Alexis Neiers

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 06.20.2013 | TV

When Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" hits movie theaters nationwide this weekend, all eyes will be on Emma Watson, who plays Nicki, one of a group of...

WATCH: Inspiring 9-Year-Old Gets A New Heart, Has Best Reaction Ever

Posted 06.01.2013 | Good News

A 9-year-old girl who suffered from and overcame a life-threatening heart condition will astound you with her courage. Last June, Lindsey Lou Bing...

American Disgrace: Media and Public Behavior on the Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Bret Caldwell | Posted 11.28.2012 | Crime
Bret Caldwell

There is another news report this week about a potential lead in solving the case of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance. Rather than participating in the media circus, I ask you to reflect for a moment on the impact of his abduction on those who loved him most -- his family.

WATCH: 'Dateline' Parents Say 'My Kid Would Never...Discriminate'

Posted 05.06.2012 | Black Voices

The stakes are high for a group of teenagers trying out for a fictional television quiz show called "Smart, Smarter, Smartest," and competitive situat...

WATCH: 'To Catch A Predator' Star Targets Store Owners In The Richmond

Sarah Medina | Posted 03.21.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's local vendors are regularly winning the lottery--just not legally. An episode of Dateline NBC's "The Hansen Files" featured San Fr...

The Relationship Between Power And Infidelity

Sam Sommers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

What if the presumed sex difference in infidelity isn't as set-in-stone as we assume it is? What if power does predict unfaithfulness, but no more so for men than women?

WATCH: 'Dateline' Reporter Chris Hansen And Crew Fight Bike Dealer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Dateline NBC reporter Chris Hansen is well-known for his hard-hitting reports on pedophiles, but he's getting attention for this confrontation he had ...

Kate Snow Investigates Missing Boy In First Full 'Dateline' Hour

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In her first hour-long NBC "Dateline" special, Kate Snow will report Monday night on the harrowing disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman. In a pho...

'Dateline' Sees Ratings Bump In Q2

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC's scripted shows may have ratings problems, but the network's news division continues to deliver strong ratings. The latest example: newsmagazi...

Richard Engel's 'Mission': Support One Father's Quest For Answers In Afghanistan

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.23.2010 | Media

While recent news coverage has centered around the disaster in the Gulf, Richard Engel, NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent, is hoping to remind viewers...

A Good Response to NBC's 'Dateline' Coverage of Detroit

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ryan Mack

Not too long ago, NBC's "Dateline" ran a story that portrayed Detroit in a very negative light. In response, a group of professionals assembled for the Detroit National Teach-In, taking tangible to improve the city.

'Dateline' To Help Fill NBC's Leno Gap

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As NBC tries to patch together a new lineup for the 10 p.m. hour, it has called on "Dateline" to fill in the gap on Fridays by stretching the program ...

Michael Jackson's and My Dream to Create a National Family Dinner Night

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Michael's tragic life, in which he medicated away his loneliness until it finally consumed him, serves as a morality tale to the rest of us. Our children do not need fame and fortune but love and attention.

Heartbreaking Footage: Dateline Follows Police Evicting Families From Their Homes

Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dateline NBC correspondent Chris Hansen traveled around the country, riding along with police who were carrying out evictions, and interviewing the fa...

Are we all to Blame for the Rise of the Crazy Octuplet Mom?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

The worst irony may be that those of us clucking over her excesses also help feed the frenzy of attention that will allow her to cash in on her horribly pathological choices.

The Husband Did It! The Wife Did It!

Judy Wieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Wieder

As a non-straight woman living in California, currently married to my partner, but living in fear of Prop 8's outcome, it kills me to see married couples slaughtering each other on a weekly basis.

PI Tracking Down Olivia Newton-John's Believed-Dead Boyfriend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Olivia Newton-John's onetime boyfriend, who disappeared in 2005 and was presumed to have drowned at sea, may be alive after having faked his own vanis...

NBC's Holiday Treat: First New "Predator" Since 2006 Suicide Scandal

New York Post | Don Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News' "Dateline" is back in the kiddie perv business this week with a new episode of its disturbing cyber-sex sting series, "To Catch a Predator."...