GRIPPING THE NATION
Special Includes Exclusive Footage of Mother Lori With New Husband Chad in Hawaii
“Where Are The Children?” Airs Friday, February 14 at 9pm/8c
February 12, 2020 – Dateline NBC investigates the case of two Idaho children who vanished last September in an all-new special airing Friday, February 14 at 9pm ET/8pm CT. The two-hour broadcast is the first comprehensive primetime special on the case making national headlines, and will feature exclusive footage of Dateline tracking down their mother, Lori Vallow and her new husband Chad Daybell, at a Hawaiian resort just days after they were questioned by the Kauai police department. To view that video, click here.
Where Are The Children? features an exclusive interview with Lori’s close friend, April Raymond, who revealed to NBC News’ Keith Morrison that Lori is “telling people there’s a lot of media hype around her right now. And she’s waiting for that to die down.” Raymond added: “I would describe it as something a little more serious, a lot more serious.” To watch a preview of the interview, click here.
Friday’s Dateline also includes exclusive interviews with Chad’s friends, an in-depth look at the storage unit Lori had previously rented, and sit-down with the grandparents of one of the missing children.
Lori has yet to report her children missing and has not cooperated with investigators. She and Chad have not been charged with any crime and a statement from their attorney defends them as a loving husband and devoted mother and reads in part that they “look forward to addressing the allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor.”
April Raymond, Lori’s close friend, speaks exclusively to Dateline NBC this Friday
Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 28th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Friday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, Dateline is the #1 Friday newsmagazine and reaches more than 16 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms and podcasts. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer.