PLUS: Hoda Kotb & Jenna Bush Hager Host NBC Primetime Special “New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020”

Dateline’sThe Betrayal of Sarah Stern” Airs Friday, January 1 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

THE STORY: The discovery of nineteen-year-old Sarah Stern’s car abandoned on a bridge in New Jersey turns into a months-long homicide investigation. As the case tears apart a Jersey Shore town, police discover a plot involving money, close friends and a fatal betrayal.

REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison

INTERVIEWS WITH: Sarah’s dad Michael Stern, Sarah’s friend Carly and more.

WHERE: Neptune City, New Jersey

New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020” Airs Thursday, December 31 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT

DESCRIPTION: In the two-hour NBC News primetime special, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will look back at the year’s most entertaining and talked about videos and trends that gave everyone a much-needed comedic break. Kotb and Bush Hager will also highlight the most inspirational moments of 2020. “New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020” will also feature interviews with celebrities across film, TV and music as they share their hopes for the new year.

HOSTED BY: Hoda Kotb & Jenna Bush Hager


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.

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Dominique Cuce
NBC News