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48 Hours

48 Hours

CBS 1998

Television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style. This in-depth approach has earned the program and its teams numerous awards including three Peabodys, 17 Emmys and five RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards.The program was revamped in 2002 when Lesley Stahl took over hosting duties from Dan Rather, and its name was changed to 48 Hours Investigates. The name was changed again to 48 Hours Mystery in 2004, and with its single-topic format, it does not use a single host but is narrated by the reporter assigned to the story.The current format of the documentary primarily deals with real life mysteries and crime stories, again with just one mystery per episode, owing to its single topic per show heritage.The program is not confined to reporting mysteries; CBS often uses the 48 Hours title or timeslot to present special reports on events, such as a 2006 report on the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, or coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007. However, the relationship between these special programs and the rest of the series is essentially limited to the program's title.

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The 10 Best Episodes of 48 Hours

48 Hours - S32E32

#1 - Lizzie Borden Took an Axe...

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Season 32 - Episode 32

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The episode was rated #1 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E33

#2 - Death by Text

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Season 32 - Episode 33

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E34

#3 - Live to Tell: Surviving Ted Bundy

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Season 32 - Episode 34

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E35

#4 - Crosley Green's Hard Time

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Season 32 - Episode 35

A Florida man remains in prison two years after his 1990 murder conviction -- which his lawyers call a "racial hoax" -- is overturned by a federal judge.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E36

#5 - The Murder of Haley Anderson

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Season 32 - Episode 36

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E47

#6 - The Twisted Case of Angie Dodge

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Season 32 - Episode 47

A brutal murder and police have DNA evidence. Could a discarded cigarette lead investigators to a possible killer and close a case two decades later? CBS News correspondent Anne-Marie Green reports for "48 Hours."

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E48

#7 - The Mysterious Death of Casey Kasem

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Season 32 - Episode 48

"48 Hours" explores the family feud over radio legend Casey Kasem -- how he died and who was responsible. At stake: an estate that could be worth $100 million. "48 Hours" Correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E49

#8 - Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water

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Season 32 - Episode 49

Nearly four decades after the death of Hollywood star Natalie Wood, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators reveal new clues, new witnesses and a shocking revelation. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E50

#9 - “48 Hours” Live to Tell: The Chowchilla Kidnapping

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Season 32 - Episode 50

“48 Hours” Live to Tell: Twenty-six school children abducted and buried alive in a truck trailer by three young men. An incredible survival story. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

48 Hours - S32E51

#10 - FindJodi

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Season 32 - Episode 51

More than two decades after Iowa TV anchor Jodi Huisentruit disappeared, "48 Hours" reveals new information into the investigation. CBS News' Jim Axelrod reports.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#11 - Mandy Stavik: The Case No One Could Forget
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Season 32 - Episode 52

How a bakery worker’s secret plan to recover DNA from a discarded Coke can helped investigators solve the cold case of a college student murdered over Thanksgiving weekend. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#12 - The Killing of Daniel Green
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Season 32 - Episode 53

A California man shot dead in his home — his ex-wife admits she pulled the trigger. Did a photo posted on social media lead to the man's death? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#13 - Storm of Suspicion
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Season 32 - Episode 54

"48 Hours" goes behind the scenes with investigators as they search for a mother of two who vanished just before Hurricane Harvey hit. Correspondent Maureen Maher investigates.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#14 - Murder in Las Vegas
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Season 15 - Episode 8

On Dec. 18, 1994, real estate millionaire Ron Rudin disappeared from his home in Las Vegas. His skull and some charred bones were found in January 1995 in the desert near Lake Mohave, about 45 miles from Las Vegas. After a two-year investigation, police moved to arrest Ron's wife, Margaret Rudin. But before they could arrest her, she went on the lam. After two years on the run, she was arrested in Massachusetts, and brought back to Las Vegas, where she stood trial for murder. Is this soft-spoken grandmother guilty of a brutal murder? 48 Hours Correspondent Harold Dow investigates.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#15 - The Mystery of Slide Mountain
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Season 15 - Episode 20

Peter and Rinette Riella Bergna were a seemingly normal and happily married couple who lived in upscale Incline Village, Nev., near Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was an antiques dealer and she had just switched careers. Once a highly paid pharmaceutical consultant, she became an international tour guide, a job that paid much less and required weeks of travel at a time. When Rinette was killed in a mysterious crash on Slide Mountain, near Reno, Peter, her husband of 11 years, became the chief suspect in what police said was a murder investigation, Susan Spencer reports for 48 Hours.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#16 - The Mortician, the Murder, the Movie
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Season 2016 - Episode 2

An investigation into the 1996 murder of a Texas widow that inspired the Jack Black movie "Bernie." At the heart of the probe is whether a mortician killed her and froze her body in order to live off her millions or to end years of abuse.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#17 - Killer Performance
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Season 2016 - Episode 3

A young woman is murdered, police thought her killer was on the run ... or was he? Correspondent Tracy Smith investigates.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#18 - Driven to Extremes
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Season 2016 - Episode 4

A Texas-sized case of love, infidelity, road rage and possibly murder. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#19 - Death After Midnight
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Season 2016 - Episode 5

A Colorado mom of three shot dead in her bedroom -- was it murder or suicide? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

#20 - Bad Boy
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Season 2016 - Episode 6

A young mom vanishes after visiting her ex-husband -- could his accidental "butt dial" to 911 hold clues to what happened? CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller investigates.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of 48 Hours from 1 votes.

Last updated: feb 18, 2021

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Why is season 19 missing when both TMDB and TVDB have it? I can't see how to import just one season.

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