“Dateline” (NBC) can be seen each Friday evening at 8/7 p.m. It can also be seen on Sunday night at 7/6 p.m. Last night's episode on March 21, 2014 was called, “At Close Range.” In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 7.58 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.4 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic.
The “NCAA basketball Tournament” (CBS) 8 to 11 p.m., grabbed 3.92 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.2 million TV viewers with adults. “Last Man Standing” (ABC) nabbed 4.59 million TV viewers overall. It reached a paltry 0.9 with adults.
“Dateline” is an investigative program covering crime in the United States. “At Close Range” was narrated & reported on by Dennis Murphy.
“At Close Range” opened with the winter setting of a small town called “Clymer.” It is filled with mostly farmers & “Amish” families. Keith Reed came to town to take the new job of superintendent of schools. On a Saturday morning Sept 2, 2012 Reed was supposed to be at a conference out of town. No one had heard from him by Sunday night.
Kevin's brother went to Keith's home where his two cars were sitting in the driveway. He found the house was empty, but Keith's wallet & suitcases were waiting there. He was reported as missing that Sunday night. Keith was seen on a security camera walking out of a restaurant the Friday evening before. The next day on Saturday, he didn't show up in a town called “Albany” for an educators conference.
Keith's body was found by a dog in some bushes just a few feet from his home. It was Sept 24. He was shot three times, once in the chest & twice in the back at close range. The small town was shocked by his murder because Keith got along with everybody.
The police found that neighbors of Keith heard three gunshots late at night. A receipt paper was found near the crime scene. An unknown male was seen on school security cameras who had asked to see Keith. Plus, three light bulbs outside Keith's home were missing.
Keith's brother Kevin was an FBI agent. He went into investigative mode & told the police to question Keith's girlfriend named Kimberly. Keith's three daughters couldn't name anyone who had anything against their father.
How did Kimberly become a suspect in Keith's death? Why did Keith call off his impending wedding with Kimberly? - You can watch the full episode “At Close Range” at the official website of “Dateline.”