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NEW TWO-HOUR FRIDAY DATELINE NBC REVEALS INSIDE LOOK AT THE MURDER INVESTIGATION OF A CALIFORNIA COLLEGE STUDENT

Broadcast Features Interviews with Family Members of the Victim, Best-Selling Crime Novelist Michael Connelly & More

Plus: This Sunday, Josh Mankiewicz Reports “The Mansion on Ocean Boulevard”

New Dateline’sNight of the Summer Solstice” Airs Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT

THE STORY: Just a few hours after the longest day of the year in 1990, hikers find 21-year-old UCLA student Ron Baker’s body in a Los Angeles area train tunnel. As detectives investigate, they begin to wonder if Ron’s interest in an alternative religion is connected to the murder, but soon discover the suspects are much closer to home. Friday’s Dateline reveals the latest developments in the case, as well as interrogation tapes and police photos from the investigation.

REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison

INTERVIEWS WITH: Ron’s sister Patty Baker, best-selling crime novelist Michael Connelly and more.

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

Dateline’sThe Mansion on Ocean Boulevard” Airs Sunday, January 24 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT

THE STORY: When Max Shacknai and Rebecca Zahau die tragically within one week of each other in the same house, families and friends suspect something or someone sinister is behind their deaths.

REPORTED BY: Josh Mankiewicz

INTERVIEWS WITH: Max Shacknai’s mother and uncle, Rebecca Zahau’s sister, Attorney Keith Greer and more.

WHERE: Coronado, 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, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/9 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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