You Can Watch The Entire "Wild Bill" Dateline NBC Program Online
Saturday, October 23 2010 @ 10:09 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Additional Video: I just noticed that there are some video clips on the website that didn't make it into the show. So, even if you watched the program you might want to check out the stuff that's available on the website, anyway.
My Observations and Comments: First of all, I think Kate Snow, the producers and editors from Dateline NBC, as well as the cameramen and sound guys, did a great job on this story. They told it in a compelling manner, over time as the information and details unfolded, and it goes to show what a top-notch crew can do with funding and talent. A couple of little tweaky details made me cringe (slightly), mostly just because I am so familiar with the minutia and details, and in any case those were mostly things related to editorial decisions so who am I to second guess the experienced professionals at NBC. They "got it right." I was a little disappointed the program didn't clearly emphasize Jeff Kline was murdered in Costa Rica in 2006 - even though Holbert himself admitted on tape of having killed Kline, and burying him under this house (in Costa Rica) before moving to Panama. I think the Costa Rica angle is critical, because I believe eventually there will be about six additional victims unearthed there. Anyway, this Dateline story will go a long way to bringing these events to the forefront of a much greater audience - and a story that has been for the most part ignored by the national media until now. So, great job guys.
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