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ALL-NEW TWO-HOUR FRIDAY DATELINE NBC ON THE SEARCH FOR A CALIFORNIA WOMAN WHO VANISHES ON BOARD A ROMANTIC MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

All-New Dateline’sOpen Water Airs Friday, January 8 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

THE STORY: A romantic Mediterranean cruise was intended to rekindle the love between Micki Kanesaki and her ex-husband Lonnie Kocontes. But when Micki vanishes, an investigation reveals secret recordings, a surprising star witness, and an undercover hitman.

REPORTED BY: Josh Mankiewicz

INTERVIEWS WITH: Lonnie’s friends Bill Price and Susan McQueen, Prosecutors Susan Price and Seton Hunt, Micki’s brother Toshi Kanesaki and more.

WHERE: Naples, Italy and Orange County, California

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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT and Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 17 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. Additionally, Dateline closed out 2019-2020 broadcast season as the #1 Friday newsmagazine across the board. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.

Claudia Meyer-Samargia
NBC News
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