History: Now in its 27th season, Dateline NBC is NBC’s longest running primetime show. The series premiered in 1992. The show is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Elizabeth Cole is the executive producer.
Over 2,720 total episodes.
Dateline airs a total of 90 plus hours on any given week (87 hours on NBC, OWN, Oxygen, USA, MSNBC, ID and average of six in syndication).
The series was the first newsmagazine to report on O.J. Simpson.
Ratings: Dateline NBC closed out 2018 with its third across-the-board calendar-year win, marking its best streak ever. For the third consecutive year, the Friday newsmagazine is #1 in both key demos – A25-54 and A18-49 – as well as total viewers, topping ABC’s 20/20.
Awards: Overall, Dateline has won over 45 News & Documentary Emmy awards, numerousDuPont and Peabody awards.
Reporting: Dateline may well be known most for its true crime newsmagazines, but the broadcast tackles newsy and timely topics and landed many key exclusives over the years.
In 2014, Kate Snow interviewed 27 Cosby accusers for an exclusive sit-down. Last year, Andrea Constand spoke out for the first time to Snow. https://nbcnews.to/2vOrMsp
Lester interviewed President Obama ahead of his farewell address. https://nbcnews.to/2MEY8KV
Dateline has covered most major news events such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the death of Princess Diana, Columbine, 2016 Nice attack, the OJ Simpson trial, September 11th and more.
Numerous specials on wrongful convictions, including a digital series, Conviction. https://nbcnews.to/2FWuTmr
Lester Holt’s exclusive interview with Meek Mill. https://nbcnews.to/2TooxyJ
Savannah’s exclusive interview with Bela & Martha Karolyi. https://nbcnews.to/2TrgVvF
Craig Melvin’s reporting on the homeless epidemic. https://nbcnews.to/2GSlQ7r
Jacob Soboroff’s in-depth reporting on the border crisis. https://nbcnews.to/2F12D0y
Pop Culture Moments: Dateline NBC has a huge loyal fan base and many celebrity fans. The broadcast has been embraced by pop culture, getting mentioned in countless mainstream songs, movies, TV shows and listed among many celebrities as one of their favorites.
Keith, Andrea, Dennis and Josh appeared in front of 2,000 CrimeCon attendees
They also joined 75+ select viewers for a viewing event of that night’s Dateline.
After the panel, the fans lined up to meet & greet the correspondents… hundreds of people waited in line. Footage: https://twitter.com/AngelineDC/status/992878033018195968
Kristen Bell, self-proclaimed Dateline fan, interviewed Keith in March 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSrWVizaUD4 In July, Dateline superfan Taylor Swift met Dennis Murphy at her concert backstage. https://bit.ly/2N4WyS2
Bill Hader impression of Keith, Josh, Dennis and Lester on Jimmy Kimmel Live https://bit.ly/2H5K7l4
Keith was the voice of Waze http://nbcnews.to/2u0E8g6