‘DATELINE NBC’ TO AIR SPECIAL THIS FRIDAY ON ‘DIRTY JOHN’ CASE THAT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES
Broadcast Features Interviews with John Meehan’s Wife, Detectives in Case and More
All-New ‘The Women & Dirty John’ Airs Friday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT
January 10, 2018 – ‘Dateline NBC’ will present an all-new broadcast, entitled ‘The Women & Dirty John,’ this Friday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET, on conman John Meehan, who made national headlines last year after his crimes and their final deadly culmination were featured in the popular podcast, ‘Dirty John.’ NBC News’ Keith Morrison sits down with Meehan’s wife Debra Newell, who opens up about the moment she realized Meehan was dangerous, saying: “I thought, how could this man fake it to this degree? Did he love me or was this all a game? And I realized I was his newest victim.” To watch a preview, click here.
Friday’s special also includes an interview with Detective Dennis Luken, who investigated Meehan. He described Meehan’s methods to Morrison, “He'd take their money and when they would find out about him and break up the relationship, then John – the other side of John – would come out. John would threaten them, he would terrorize them.” To watch a preview, click here.
‘The Women & Dirty John’ also features interviews with Debra’s daughter Terra Newell, Meehan’s first wife Tonia Bales, Detective Rick Henry, Orange County deputy district attorney Matt Murphy and Los Angeles Times reporter and host of ‘Dirty John’ Christopher Goffard.
“Dateline” is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. In its 26th season, “Dateline” is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, “Dateline” reaches more than 20 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through its social media platforms. David Corvo is the senior executive producer, and Liz Cole is the executive producer. Follow Dateline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.