One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

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Series cast summary:
Dan Rather ...  Himself - Host / ... 56 episodes, 1988-2001
Maureen Maher ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 55 episodes, 2003-2018
Erin Moriarty ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 46 episodes, 1988-2018
Peter Van Sant ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 43 episodes, 1988-2018
Richard Schlesinger ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 35 episodes, 1988-2018
Troy Roberts Troy Roberts ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 30 episodes, 2005-2015
Susan Spencer ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 25 episodes, 1988-2016
Harold Dow Harold Dow ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 23 episodes, 1988-2016
Bernard Goldberg Bernard Goldberg ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 20 episodes, 1988-1991
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One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1988 (USA) See more »

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48 Hours Investigates See more »

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CBS News Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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"The Killing Game" about the life of killer Rodney Alacala was the last story by the well respected Harold Dow. Dow passed away as a result of complications from acute asthma during its production; he had arrived at a hospital emergency room and an inhaler was later found on the floor of his vehicle. Dow's son was brought in to finish narration of the episode and 48 Hours dedicated the episode posthumously to Dow. See more »

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Announcer: [repeated line]
Announcer: the mystery continues in 90 seconds.
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Not the Movie!
13 May 2007 | by SylSee all my reviews

I was watching 48 Hours on Saturday nights because they focus on murder cases like Katherine Woods case and others on a weekly basis. They go into detail of a case, talk with suspects, witnesses, friends, relatives, and others about the case as well as the prosecutors, policemen, and defense attorneys. They also help us understand the community and environment where these crimes happen. Of course, they talk about injustices, legal talk, and the case at hand. Trials can be both boring and exciting at the same time. The show has changed from being investigative to focusing on one subject to help us understand the story which is always reality. It's always frightening how potent the truth can be. How people who look like you and me could be involved in such horrendous crimes? Especially when the victim is close member of the family, spouse, friend, etc. Recently, they had done the Napa murders and are going to do an hour on the Atlantic City Murders which has not been solved. They also follow up on cases like the Katherine Woods case too.


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