How the Weirdos Behind 'To Catch a Predator' Blew $1.2 Million

John Cook · 04/07/11 12:06PM

Remember 'To Catch a Predator,' the awful festival of horror and shame from Dateline NBC that briefly captured America's heart in the mid-aughts? We thought we'd check in with the creepy internet vigilantes behind it, and guess what? They're broke.

Dateline: to Catch a Tudor

Tom Dobrowolski · 06/16/10 04:18PM

Ever wonder what would've happen if To Catch a Predator was filmed in the 1500s? Well wonder no more. Chris Hansen's head would literally roll upon witnessing the amount of sexual deviancy displayed by the royal Tudor family.

From the Sky, Detroit Looks Like Sarajevo

Matt Cherette · 04/18/10 10:37PM

Chris Hansen traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Dateline special that aired tonight on the state of what is probably America's most desolate city. And in aerial footage—devastation porn at its best—Detroit's grim plight was revealed. Video inside.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 03/26/09 06:26AM

Fashion Week queen bee Fern Mallis turns 61 today. The legendary Diana Ross turns 65. Nancy Pelosi is 69. Keira Knightley is celebrating her 24th. Steven Tyler is 61. Curtis Sliwa turns 55. Michael Imperioli is 43. Journalist Bob Woodward turns 66. Author Erica Jong is 67. Martin Short is 59. James Caan is turning 69. Amy Smart is 33. Jennifer Grey is 49. Leeza Gibbons turns 52. Kenny Chesney is turning 41. NBC's Chris Hansen turns 50. Hedge fund manager William von Mueffling is 41. And Elaine Chao, the former Labor Secretary and current sister-in-law of Bruce Wasserstein, is 56 today.

Judgment Day

Richard Lawson · 02/27/08 01:58PM

A federal judge ruled today that the family of Louis Conradt, a man who committed suicide after being featured on an episode of the most disheartening and soulless news program ever made, To Catch a Predator, can continue with their lawsuit against NBC, which produces the "let's bust an alleged pederast" Dateline segments. The family is suing for $105 million, saying that Conradt's civil rights were violated and that the network willfully inflicted emotional distress. Conradt shot himself in the head moments after a TCaP-prompted child sex raid led police to break into his home. Host Chris Hansen could not be reached for comment, because he's currently hiding somewhere in the bushes, waiting for some sorry sick fuck to drink a fake thirteen year old's margarita. [UPI] If you're not familiar with TCaP, a video is after the jump.