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The Best Episodes of Dateline

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List RulesVote up your favorite Dateline episodes.

There are so many engaging episodes of Dateline, that have you putting on your investigator hat to solve a mystery, but which ones really stand out? Do you like the first "To Catch a Predator" the best, or is "The Detective's Daughter" your favorite episode of Dateline? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Dateline are, let's rank every Dateline episode from best to worst.

Dateline is a news magazine reality show that focuses on true crime stories. It is hosted by Lester Holt. Dateline premiered on NBC on March 31, 1992. Dateline has won several News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Dateline, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be difficult to put one Dateline episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Video: YouTube
    The first in the series aired in November 2004 as a Dateline NBC segment called Dangerous Web. The operation was set up in a home in Long Island, NY, to which 18 men came over two-and-a-half days after making an appointment for sex with a minor. One of the men in the investigation was a New York City firefighter, who was later fired by the FDNY....  more
    • Original Airing: Jan 12 2003
    • Season: Dateline NBC - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Series: Dateline NBC
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  • 2

    Frasier: Signing Off

    Video: YouTube

    Interviews with the cast of Frasier in honor of the series' final episode.

    • Original Airing: May 11 2004
    • Season: Dateline NBC - Season 12
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: Dateline NBC
    1
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    Friends Interviews

    Video: YouTube

    Interviews with the cast of Friends.

    • Original Airing: May 05 2004
    • Season: Dateline NBC - Season 12
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Series: Dateline NBC
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    1
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    The Paper Chase

    Video: YouTube
    The Paper Chase is a Peabody award-winning episode of Dateline NBC that examined some of State Farm's policies and practices in approving or denying claims....
    • Series: Dateline NBC
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