Dateline NBC created a unique opportunity for fans of the show to watch tonight’s season premiere. Dateline staffers sent super fans–those who are active on social media–a puzzle invite. The winners will watch the show with host Lester Holt and each of the show’s correspondents.
“Interacting with viewers on social media has been a big part of Dateline’s DNA for years,” ep Liz Cole told TVNewser. “This Friday we’re taking it to a whole new level–in person. I can’t think of a time anyone has done anything quite like it.”
Lester Holt will be at a bar in midtown Manhattan with local fans. Dennis Murphy will be in Nashville to visit @NatalieBannon runner up for last year’s #DontWatchAlone contest and long-time member of the @DatelineDivas. Andrea Canning will be in Florida to spend time with Guiselle Cruz. Josh Mankiewicz will be in Baltimore, MD to visit blood-cancer survivor Bonnie Downing. Keith Morrison will be visiting Emily Shotwell in Los Angeles. Emily runs an account on Instagram called: KeithLeansOnThings devoted entirely to…. Morrison, leaning on things.