'Dateline' or '20/20' - Which Do You Watch?

Because Dateline and 20/20 are so similar, it is hard for viewers to decide which one to watch. It becomes even more difficult to choose between the two newsmagazines because they both air at the same time on different networks. Below is a comparison between the NBC and the ABC show.

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Dateline

Dateline is an American television newsmagazine that airs weekly on NBC. It focuses mostly on true crime stories that have been ripped from the headlines. The one-hour program is seen on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. When there is a special, Dateline airs one hour earlier at 9:00 p.m.

Lester Holt is the anchor. He also hosts NBC Nightly News each weekday. For Dateline, there are there several contributing anchors and correspondents.

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20/20

The 20/20 broadcast is an American television newsmagazine that airs weekly on ABC. The program focuses mostly on human interests stories. The one-hour program is seen on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. The program's name is based on the visual way of seeing things.

Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir are the anchors for the ABC broadcast. There several contributing anchors and correspondents.

Dateline
20/20
Weekly
Weekly
Friday
Friday
10 p.m.
10 p.m.
1 hour
1 hour
NBC
ABC
Newsmagazine
Newsmagazine
Focuses mainly on true crime stories
Focuses on human interest stories
Debuted March 31, 1992
Debuted June 6, 1978
25 Seasons
38 Seasons
Journalist: Lester Holt
Journalists: Elizabeth Vargas, David Muie
Airs on OWN and ID Channel
Airs on OWN and ID Channel

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