NBC Dateline to present Catherine Oxenberg’s exclusive story – A Mother’s Mission – Monday night
August 5, 2018
The Dateline episode will appear Monday, August 6th, at 10 pm Eastern Standard and Pacific Times and 9 pm Central and Mountain times on NBC. Here is a link to a promo video on NBC.
Oxenberg says her daughter, India, was branded with Nxivm leader Keith Raniere’s initials
In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Oxenberg discussed the moment she learned her daughter had been branded with the initials of Raniere and Mack.
‘I was horrified,’ Oxenberg said in a clip from the interview.
On August 7, Catherine’s book “Captive” will be released – and tells in further detail how she went after the NXIVM cult who held her daughter India ‘captive” – not by physical force, but by subtle and not so subtle methods that Catherine describes as a combination of “brainwashing”, coercion and hypnosis.
India was branded as a DOS slave and gave blackmail-worthy material to cult leaders Keith Raniere and Allison Mack.
The Dateline story is not expected to be an expose of NXIVM, but rather an intimate and personal look at this mother’s dilemma – after learning her 26-year-old daughter was immersed in the secretive group that brands women as slaves – and, in fact, branded her as a slave.
Oxenberg had taken India to a NXIVM motivational course back in 2011 because India wanted to be an entrepreneur
The torment is larger for Catherine – as revealed on Dateline – for she introduced her daughter to NXIVM – under the mistaken impression that the group was what they claimed it was – an Executive Success training program.
Catherine tells Megyn Kelly, ‘I brought her in. And that’s why I feel responsible for getting her out… At first, I felt horrendous guilt that I had participated in bringing my daughter into an organization that was this deviant and dangerous. Then I started to educate myself… I spoke to numerous experts and they said, “Would you stop blaming yourself? These cults are well-oiled machines. India never stood a chance.”‘
In addition to Catherine’s in-depth interview with Kelly, Susan Dones – who was the head of Executive Success Programs’ Seattle branch, under parent company NXIVM, until 2009 when she defected from the organization – and Cult Deprogrammer Rick Alan Ross– appear.
Kelly also interviews one of Raniere’s five lawyers, Marc Agnifilo. It should be interesting to hear Agnifilo’s preview of his defense of Keith Raniere.
Oxenberg will also sit down with Kelly for an exclusive live interview on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly TODAY” on Tuesday, August 7 at 9 a.m. ET. – the day her book is set to be released.
A preview clip of the all-new “Dateline” can be watched on the NBC website and a longer preview will air on Monday, August 6 during “Megyn Kelly TODAY” (9 a.m. ET). The broadcast is produced by Tim Uehlinger and senior producer Ellen Mason.
Dateline is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history. In its 26th season, Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Dateline reaches more than 18 million people every week through its broadcast, and millions more through social media.
David Corvo is the senior executive producer. Liz Cole is executive producer.
Oxenberg spent the past year trying to bring down the cult in hopes of getting her daughter India (above in 2007) away from Nxivm, leader Keith Raniere, and Allison Mack
His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.
His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg; “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson; “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.
Parlato has been featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He was credited in the Starz docuseries, 'Seduced,' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.
Parlato has appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest, which was ironic since many credit Parlato as being one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.