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TWO-HOUR FRIDAY DATELINE NBC ON A BANK EXECUTIVE HELD HOSTAGE IN TARGETED ROBBERY

Dateline’sA Villainous Plan” Airs Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

THE STORY: Matthew Yussman, a Connecticut bank executive, is targeted by a crew of criminals who invade his home, take him and his mother hostage and order him to rob his own bank. If he doesn’t commit the crime, they threaten to blow him up with a bomb strapped to his waist. Investigators think it looks like an inside job even though he doesn’t commit the robbery, but after a string of similar crimes in Tennessee, they learn the victims were picked based on social media posts.

REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy

INTERVIEWS WITH: Matthew and Valerie Yussman, Sergeant David Mocarsky, former Police Chief Jim Wardwell and more.

WHERE: Connecticut and Tennessee

Dateline’sThe Last Day” Airs Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT

THE STORY: When Erin Corwin tells her husband she is going out to scout hiking trails in Joshua Tree National Park, she vanishes without a trace.

WHERE: Twentynine Palms, California

REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning

INTERVIEWS WITH: Erin’s family members and friends, Detective Jonathan Woods and more.

Dateline’sMystery on the Jordan River” Airs Sunday, April 12 at 9:30 p.m./8:30 p.m. CT

THE STORY: A teenage girl is murdered at a scenic spot on a Utah river. The case almost goes cold until Jaclyn Moore, a hairdresser turned detective, finds the truth.

WHERE: Draper, Utah

REPORTED BY: Dennis Murphy

INTERVIEWS WITH: Sergeant Jaclyn Moore, former homicide detective Sy Ray and more.

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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 28th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 16 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. Additionally, Dateline closed out 2019 as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.

Dominique Cuce
NBC News
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dominique.cuce@nbcuni.com