TODAY s Matt Lauer opens Friday s broadcast with a breathtaking (and, according to Savannah, stomach-churning) view from the top of One World Trade Center as workers prepare to lift the final pieces of the spire that will take the tower to its full height of 1,776 feet.
Detective Charlie Crews was framed, convicted and cleared for a crime he didn't commit. Twelve years of hard time have given him a unique philosophy on life and criminal investigation. Now he's readjusting to a world that's moved on without him, returning to a job he loves with an intense determination to solve the ultimate case: his own.
NBC News correspondent David Bloom was in the middle of a war zone in Iraq when he was killed by something that takes hundreds of thousands of lives here at home every year: a complication of deep vein thrombosis. A blood clot in his leg had broken loose and traveled to his lungs. NBC s Lester Holt reports.
Ends 06/30/13. Tommy Lee Jones earned a 2007 Best Actor Oscar(R) nomination for his searing performance as a grieving father in search of answers in this drama. Finding out that his son has gone AWOL, Vietnam vet Hank Deerfield (Jones) treks to New Mexico to investigate. But when the young man's body turns up burnt and dismembered, Deerfield begins a desperate hunt for the truth.
"In the Valley of Elah" tells the story of a war veteran (Tommy Lee Jones), his wife (Susan Sarandon) and the search for their son, a soldier who recently returned from Iraq but has mysteriously gone missing, and the police detective (Charlize Theron) who helps in the investigation.
Desperate to solve the mystery behind their son's disappearance, his father, also a war Veteran, and mother seek the help of seasoned police detective to uncover his true fate.
A war veteran and his wife search for their son, a model soldier who recently returned from Iraq, but has mysteriously gone missing. The couple enlist the aid of a dedicated police detective in seeking out the true fate of their son.
Tommy Lee Jones earned a 2007 Best Actor Oscar(R) nomination for his searing performance as a grieving father in search of answers in this drama. Finding out that his son has gone AWOL, Vietnam vet Hank Deerfield (Jones) treks to New Mexico to investigate. But when the young man's body turns up burnt and dismembered, Deerfield begins a desperate hunt for the truth.
Something's Gotta Give. An older man falls for the mother of his younger girlfriend.
Still sexy at 60, Harry Sanborn wines and dines women half his age. But a getaway with his girlfriend goes awry when her mother drops in unannounced.
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a perennial playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During what was to have been a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation, Marin (Amanda Peet), at her mother's Hamptons beach house, Harry develops chest pains. He winds up being nursed by Marin's reluctant mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton), a successful, divorced New York playwright. In the process, Harry develops more heart pangs -- the romantic kind -- for Erica, an age-appropriate woman whom he finds beguiling. However, some habits die hard. When Harry hesitates, his charming thirtysomething doctor (Keanu Reeves) steps in and starts to pursue Erica. And Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life unraveling.
Cameraman Mike Pitts and producer Adam Chapman travelled to the Falkland Islands to discover a pod of orca has learned how to hunt naïve elephant seal pups when they first venture into the water. Despite over-inquisitive seal pups, bad visibility underwater and South Atlantic storms, the crew managed to film a unique hunting strategy.
No one has ever followed or filmed a Komodo dragon hunting a water buffalo - this was the challenge for cameraman Kevin Flay. At one waterhole, and after a long wait, he managed to film a dragon biting a buffalo. He followed the buffalo constantly over the next three weeks as it was trailed by up to seven dragons.
Of all of Life's filming locations, working in Antarctica was the most challenging and only through collaboration could the team hope to achieve their goals. One team was diving under the ice of the Ross Sea; another camped out in a chinstrap penguin colony; and a third ventured down to the Antarctic Peninsula in search of the two top predators.
For the first time Life has succeeded in filming a complete sequence of the colossal humpback whale's courtship battle - known as the 'heat run'. It was filmed from the air, surface and underwater to give the full picture. Getting near fighting whales was a dangerous assignment for underwater cameraman Roger Munns.
The very last filming trip for the Birds episode for Life was perhaps the most challenging for cameraman Barrie Britton and assistant producer Stephen Lyle. Their aim was not only to film the male Vogelkop bowerbird weaving and decorating his extraordinary bower, but to also capture his courtship behavior and the mating ritual itself - an event which has never been filmed before.
The Life team travelled to the freezing waters of the Antarctic to film the slow-motion world of the creatures living under the ice. The team also discovered that creating their very own shipwreck in the Bahamas was much more difficult than they imagined. They returned several times during the next two years to watch nature take a hold on the rusting hulk.
When Roman wants to trade Reese for Rayborn, whom he's convinced is still alive, Crews launches a covert crusade to find his partner, which brings him answers to long-standing questions along the way.
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When the wife of a prominent campaign runner is murdered, Crews and Seever wonder if her death is related to a controversial gun ban initiative that she spearheaded.
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Crews and Seever are under pressure to solve the murder of an assistant coroner; a murder that if left unsolved, could jeopardize all of their closed cases.
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3 Women: Special Guest Star Gabrielle Union joins the cast of "Life" as Detective Jane Seever.
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Crews and Starks investigate the murder of an Iraq War soldier who despite being killed in broad daylight on a crowded sidewalk, no one witnessed the crime.
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