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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Cast

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 »

Quotes

Announcer: [repeated line]
Announcer: the mystery continues in 90 seconds.
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Referenced in Greek: Guilty Treasures (2009) See more »

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48 hrs = 60 minutes of greatness
1 October 2017 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

My Dad loves this show, and openly, admittedly, it's growing on me a bit. Reason being, for not really partaking in viewing this show, although I've never got up off the couch, a couple of episodes, I've seen with Dad, on the ole sofa, is the cases, are not of infamous serial killers. No, these involve obscure known cases, involving some grisly, heartless murders of killers, who's facades are so normal, their creepy and nightmarish. The show is very well put together, which is what I really like, no reenactment, the guises left open. The stories, really go in the killer's history, and how the murderous events unfolded. I've never seen a crime show, go this much into it. A well utilized show, is a must see, for lives of non fiction crime. Some of them, may give the heebie geebies in the after. I do know too, in future, I won't be making a big effort to get off of that couch.


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