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Professor Featured On NBC Reality Show

On Sunday night, the Exeter community was surprised to see its English Department Chair, Dick Terrel, on national television. “I was sitting in the common room, watching Dateline NBC’s ‘To Catch a Predator,’ and then I saw Mr. T right on the screen! I wish I had TiVo!” Michelle Lee ’10 said excitedly. The popular reality show involves a sting operation aimed at catching child predators that use the internet to connect with underage girls. The show is hosted by Dateline’s Chris Hansen. On the show, Dateline works with a watchdog group, Perverted-Justice, to use the internet to attract potential predators. Dean Terrel, who acted as Perveted-Justice’s decoy teen, used the screen name ‘Lil’-T’. He was unable to be reached for comment.