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Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 2 | Case File #29

Chris Hansen, Exploitative Conman Pt. 2 | Case File #29

He used to be a hero, but now he exploits the abuse of children for views and money. In the 80s and 90s, he was a hard-hitting journalist, tackling some incredibly important stories that shed light on issues like slave labor, the crack cocaine epidemic, and child trafficking. In the early 2000s he was host of the insanely popular TV show, To Catch a Predator. For a while, Chris Hansen was a legitimate celebrity, probably the most famous of any reporter, and beloved by all as a literal hero doing a great public service. However, somewhere along the way he lost sight of the altruistic nature of what he was doing, and now he spends his days shamelessly exploiting underage abuse victims for YouTube views and a quick buck. In part 2 of Deep Cuts' exploration of Hansen, we explore the rise and fall of To Catch a Predator, and the weird career path Hansen took afterwards. Additional incidental music credits: The Deadboy Detectives D.Catalano 100110000100 1000000100100 1000000110000 100001001100 100001110000 10000111100 100001000011 11000000000000 110011111 1001111100 110011111 10000001000000 10000100111 10000100000000 100001000011 100001100100 110011111 100001100100 10000001111 100001001100 1000000110000 10000100000000 10000110011 100001100100 11000000000000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 2 hr 2 min

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