‘Dateline NBC’ Episode Guide (April 21): Rarely-Seen Interrogation Video of Scott Peterson

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‘Dateline NBC’ Episode Guide (April 21): Rarely-Seen Interrogation Video of Scott Peterson

“Dateline NBC: The Laci Peterson Story” (04/21/17) – In newly unearthed interrogation video of convicted murdered Scott Peterson, featured in a new two-hour “Dateline NBC” this Friday, Peterson denied knowing where his wife Laci was hours after he first reported her missing.

Retired Detective Allen Brocchini of the Modesto Police Department tells Keith Morrison that Peterson’s answers during that interrogation raised suspicions, particularly his story about coming home the day of Laci’s disappearance. Detective Brocchini explains, “he has an answer. And he doesn’t elaborate, doesn’t get emotional.” The transcripts of the interview excerpts are included below.

Friday’s special also includes prosecutor Birgit Fladager speaking about the case for the first time on national television. Fladager spoke to Morrison about Peterson’s motive in killing Laci and their unborn child Conner, saying: “he doesn’t care about anyone but himself, he can be very smooth. But there’s something underneath the surface that is truly evil.” Co-prosecutor Dave Harris added, “Laci and Conner were responsibilities and he didn’t want that.” To watch the exchange click here.

The broadcast will feature a comprehensive look at the case, which Dateline has reported on for more than a decade, including interviews with key players such as: Amber Frey, Laci’s mother Sharon Rocha, Laci’s friends Stacey Boyers, Lori Ellsworth and Rene Tomlinson, retired Detective Jon Buehler, retired journalist Richard Cole and attorney Gloria Allred.

Peterson was convicted in 2004 of the murder of his wife Laci and their unborn baby. The story made worldwide headlines after Laci disappeared on Christmas Eve.

“Dateline” is NBC’s signature newsmagazine, bringing viewers storytelling at its best. The stories range from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. When major news breaks, they go to the scene, putting the pieces together to bring the viewer the full picture. And in every story they tell, they help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with the viewer.

On the air since 1992, “Dateline” is the longest-running prime-time program on NBC. “Dateline’s” work has been honored time and again with broadcast journalism’s highest awards.

Lester Holt is the principal anchor, joined by correspondents Andrea Canning, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.


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