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    Updated on Jul 10, 2020. Posted on Jan 23, 2015

    13 Eerie Things And What "Dateline’s" Lester Holt Thinks About Them

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    If you're like me, Demi Lovato, or Jimmy Fallon, Dateline is not just a thrilling, makes-you-jump-out-of-your-seat television show about real-life mysteries — it's a way of life. In my opinion, the only plans that ever matter on a Friday night are watching Dateline on the couch while eating Chipotle in a snuggie (and occasionally crying over an intense episode). So we jumped at the chance to chat with the show's host, Lester Holt, about all things ~mysterious~. Holt stopped by BuzzFeed New York to play an eerie round of word association, and here's what happened.

    1. Crime scene

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    Lester Holt: This tends to be the assumption many people have of some of the stories we tell. It's not always the case. But, we just give them this and then we surprise them.

    2. Witness

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    LH: Very often, the witness — if you stick around till the second half-hour — turns out to have something to do with the crime.

    3. Guilty

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    LH: There are misdirects in our program — just when it seems we got the guy, that he or she's guilty, well, a twist!

    4. Murder mystery

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    LH: No comment. (laughs)

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    5. Cliffhanger

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    6. Missing

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    7. Cold case

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    LH: Generally a cold case means somebody is starting to give up the dirt. Suddenly they remember something, they made a call, and we got a show!

    8. Confession

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    LH: You did what?! What did you tell them?

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    9. Life insurance

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    LH: I mean come on, really?! You take out life insurance on her or him? Like the cops are never going to discover that!

    10. Evidence

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    11. Keith Morrison

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    12. Secret

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    13. Dateline

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    Tune in to an all-new Dateline tonight!

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