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"Dateline" returns to primetime this Friday, March 5 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) with "The Desperate Hours," the story of a woman's courageous efforts to free her husband from kidnappers. The two-hour report journeys into the murky world of kidnapping and corruption in Mexico in a way that’s never been shown before and includes interviews with victims of a crime who are bravely speaking out for the first time.

"The Desperate Hours" takes viewers back to June 2007 when Eduardo and Jayne Valesca’s fairy tale life turned into a nightmare that’s becoming more and more common when Eduardo was taken hostage after dropping their children off at school. With the Valesca’s personal accounts, the report chronicles the months that followed intimately as she worked with a hostage negotiator in a race against the clock to free her husband. "Dateline’s" Keith Morrison reports.

David Corvo is the executive producer of "Dateline."