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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Judy Tygard
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Airs Fri. Mar. 29, 9:00 PM on OWN

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A pregnant, South Carolinian mother and her infant daughter are found dead near railway tracks. Though determined to be a suicide, the victims' family suspects their son-in-law.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dan Rather ...  Himself - Host / ... 56 episodes, 1988-2001
Maureen Maher ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 54 episodes, 2003-2018
Erin Moriarty ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 46 episodes, 1988-2018
Peter Van Sant ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 44 episodes, 1988-2019
Richard Schlesinger ...  Himself - Correspondent / ... 37 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 / ... 24 episodes, 1988-2016
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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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Genres:

Documentary | News

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

48 Hours Investigates See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS News Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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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Wonderful documentary crime drama!
2 August 2014 | by sethmlandersSee all my reviews

These are one of those shows that keep you hooked until the end. The suspense is also really well done. The best time to watch this is at night, it's really a great experience. You sometimes don't know whether the cases get resolved at the conclusion.

It is a intriguing show that is edited in such a sure-handed way. You hear different sides to the story, from the authorities to lawyers and from criminals to the friends & family of the victim(s). There's a lot that goes on within that hour!

48 Hours Mystery and 48 Hours on ID are the ones I like the most but the original 48 Hours is just as great as its successors. The genres are mixed so well, like drama and sometimes horror, and I'm glad there are so many to watch. If you don't have/use DVR for your cable, you can easily find full episodes on YouTube and the CBS News website. Give it a watch and you'll want to know more about the story in each episode from beginning to end.


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