Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television news magazine broadcast by NBC. It was previously NBC's flagship news magazine, but now focuses mainly on true crime stories.
In "If I'm Dyin', I'm Lyin'", NBC executives create a new day, Katilsday, just so they have another opportunity to air Dateline.
While on the way to meet Patrick Pewterschmidt for the first time in "The Fat Guy Strangler", Lois wonders out loud to Chris, Meg, and Stewie if Dateline would be interested in doing a show about her reuniting with her long-lost brother.
In "Valentine's Day in Quahog", Herbert tunes in to his favorite show ""To Catch a Predator Who's Proud of Being a Predator" hosted by Chris Hansen on Dateline. When he confronts a predator for traveling hundreds of miles to meet a 13 year old, he is disappointing that he isn't meeting with a 14 year old.
In "Hot Pocket-Dial", the aging host tells the audience that the guy everyone believes does it, really does it before ordering everyone to bed early.