or


[02/22/12 - 08:59 AM]
"The Hansen Files" Returns to "Dateline"
Chris Hansen's investigative series returns to the newsmagazine on Friday, March 2 plus air every Sunday in March.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE HANSEN FILES" RETURNS TO "DATELINE"

Chris Hansen's Investigative Series Debuts on Friday, March 2 and Will Air Every Sunday Throughout March

February 22, 2012 - New York, NY - "Dateline's" investigative franchise The Hansen Files returns on Friday, March 2 at 10p and will air every Sunday throughout March at 7p/6c. Along with "Dateline's" hidden cameras, Chris Hansen will uncover secrets and scams that will shock and move you - from day care workers with criminal records to questionable healthcare insurance. He'll also confront dishonest lottery retailers and expose the realities of how prescription drugs are actually approved.

Friday, March 2 at 10p/9c

Reliable Day Care is a staple requirement of American child rearing. But how much do parents know about just who owns and runs some of the daycare centers around the country? And how much are they allowed to know? "Dateline" did some random sampling of Day Care owners and found a surprising number of Day Care operators actually have criminal records. And, sometimes it ends in a tragedy. Chris Hansen confronts Day Care operators with secrets in their pasts.

Sunday, March 4 at 7p/6c

You may think the drugs you take are carefully tested by the federal government before they end up in your medicine cabinet. You'd be wrong. Chris Hansen investigates just how easy it is for a pharmaceutical company to get approval to begin testing new medicines. He'll go overseas and visit the small villages where the drugs you take are first tested, asking whether there's a real safety net in place before those medicines arrive at your pharmacy.

Sunday, March 11 at 7p/6c

The third in a series of investigations into how some lottery retailers actually end up with winning tickets bought by lotto players. Chris Hansen follows along with investigators as they try to turn in big winning tickets at lottery sales locations. But when some of those lottery clerks tell the undercover investigators those tickets aren't winners at all, they have some explaining to do. That's when Chris Hansen steps in.

Sunday, March 18 at 7p/6c

Vitamins and supplements are becoming a way of life in the United States. People looking for more energy and better nutrition look to that list of ingredients on the back of the bottle to confirm what they're taking is safe and effective, something that will give them the edge their looking for. But as Chris Hansen found out, those labels may not be worth the paper their printed on. Chris Hansen asks one lab owner if he's just a rubber stamp for vitamin companies.

Sunday, March 25 at 7p/6c

Having trouble coming up with cash for a new laptop? This company offers a fast and reliable computer (once you agree to the payment terms). It also promises free gifts like a flat screen TV and more. But many customers complain it took much too long to get their computer and free gifts. And as for the computer, some consumers say they paid way more than it was actually worth. "Dateline" ordered its own computer and free gifts, and now Chris Hansen is asking if we got what we paid for.

###

If you can't get major medical coverage there may be an answer. Some companies are pushing insurance they say is available to everyone (regardless of pre-existing conditions). The salesperson says on the phone that the coverage is "even better" than major medical. But many people, who got sick and ended up in the hospital, were left holding the bag when the bills came in. Chris Hansen will confront the people who sell insurance that may not be insurance at all.

###

Marijuana makes billions for the violent Mexican drug cartels and tons of it is routinely smuggled into the United States. But now the Mexican cartels have found a way to minimize the risk of smuggling by actually growing huge marijuana crops right here in the United States. A lot if it is even being grown on Federal land. Chris Hansen goes along with the DEA on the hunt for huge marijuana crops and the cartel members who are actually farming the marijuana.

###

David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Liz Cole is the executive producer of "Dateline" (Fridays at 10p/9c and Sundays at 7p/6c). Follow "Dateline" on Facebook and Twitter @datelinenbc.





  [february 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· DATELINE NBC (NBC)





[12/05/16 - 05:29 PM]
For the First Time, "This Is Us" Beats "Empire" in L+3 18-49 Ratings for the Primetime Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30.

[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/05/16 - 01:30 PM]
"Every Brilliant Thing," The Innovative Off-Broadway Show Adapted for the Screen by Award-Winning Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Offers a List for Life; Documentary Debuts Dec. 26
Starring British comedian Jonny Donahoe, this deeply poignant film recounts a life lived in the shadow of suicide.

[12/05/16 - 01:04 PM]
Netflix Announces Slate of Original Films, Documentaries and Series at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Morgan Neville, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Elijah Wood, Rashida Jones, Melanie Lynskey, Riley Keough, Jesse Plemons, and Alfre Woodard are among the featured auspices.

[12/05/16 - 12:22 PM]
Season Finale of Freeform's "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?" Soars to 5-Week Highs Across Key Target Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/05/16 - 12:08 PM]
Limited Drama Series "The Young Pope," Starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Debuts Jan. 15 on HBO
Young and charming, Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history.

[12/05/16 - 11:19 AM]
Investigation Discovery Greenlights Scripted True-Crime Movie "Final Vision" Starring Scott Foley and Dave Annable
The film is the story of Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley), a handsome, Ivy League-educated Green Beret Army Doctor, who was convicted of brutally murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in the middle of the night.

[12/05/16 - 11:11 AM]
"Star Glam Tour" - Free Glam Services On-the-Go Beginning Today
FOX brings Miss Carlotta's mobile salon - with free manicures, blowouts and braids services - to Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Oakland.

[12/05/16 - 11:01 AM]
Freeform's "Moments to Celebrate" Programming Event, Begins Monday, December 26, and Continues Through Sunday, January 1
Look for a special sneak preview of the first episode of Freeform's upcoming new sci-fi saga, "Beyond."

[12/05/16 - 10:40 AM]
Video: Crackle's "SuperMansion: War on Christmas" Releases First Look Clip Featuring Jim Parsons
The original special premieres this coming Thursday, December 8.

[12/05/16 - 10:03 AM]
AMC Announces the Premiere of Its Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Drama Series, "Humans," Returning for Its Sophomore Season on Monday, February, 13th
Carrie-Anne Moss joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness.

[12/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
FX Sets Premiere Date for "Legion"
The newcomer launches Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/05/16 - 09:40 AM]
Video: "Incorporated," A New Interactive Trailer
In the newest interactive trailer, explore the two worlds of the opulent Green Zone and the impoverished Red Zone.

[12/05/16 - 09:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Posts Another NBC Win
The Peacock easily tops the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[12/05/16 - 09:16 AM]
CBS to Air "First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House - An Oprah Winfrey Special," Dec. 19
OWN will air the second showing of the special on Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00/8:00c.