“To Catch A Predator” Has “Established Hansen’s Professional Identity”

By Brian 

Chris Hansen is the subject of this week’s AP TV story.

“To Catch a Predator has established Hansen’s professional identity. Through 10 installments over 2 1/2 years, the series is such a part of the culture that online parodies abound.”

(Last week, a friend of mine had trouble finding real Predator clips on YouTube amid all the fakes.)

Hansen’s “not sure how many more To Catch a Predator stings will happen. The series’ success gives Hansen — who has investigated child labor in India and the child sex trade in Cambodia — freedom and the juice within NBC News to pursue many different stories,” David Bauder reports…