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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Documentary | News

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

48 Hours Investigates See more »

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CBS News Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"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: the mystery continues in 90 seconds.
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21 February 2015 | by mihanson62See all my reviews

48 hours like Dateline makes exposes of criminal cases mostly to use violence to titillate for entertainment. The dark side of viewers are fascinated by murder and violence. The same viewers as programs like Criminal Minds and Reaper. Just because it's made by so called journalists doesn't give it any class. Secondly the program tries to shape false public perceptions such as violence is mostly a problem of upper class whites. The viewers can feel superior to the evil rich guy who murdered his family. So it's propaganda promoted by the far left like most TV today. The program kills about a dozen leftist birds with one stone. Rich bad, white bad, male bad, minorities don't do that, criminal system good, women victims, lawyers good, journalists good, CBS classy.


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