Dateline Under Fire

NBC's investigative series continues to make news -- about itself

There is no scientific evidence that an ancient curse has settled over the hallways of NBC News, but staff members at the network's newsmagazine show Dateline could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. After last February's embarrassment of having to apologize -- on air -- for faking a fire in a segment on General Motors truck safety, they endured a public pillorying that led to the resignation of NBC News president Michael Gartner and three Dateline producers. Hope was widespread at the network that the arrival of new president Andrew Lack and a complete review of the show's reportorial methods would put...

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