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"48 Hours Mystery" is a television show that airs on CBS every Saturday evening at 9PM Central and Mountain time. The documentary explores such topics as unexplained conspiracies, unresolved crimes, and strange occurrences. Interviews with experts, witnesses, and other professionals contribute to the credibility of the show. From crimes of passion to strange disappearances, reliable sources are always used to create an objective viewpoint. If investigating a mysterious murder and the only piece of evidence is a fingerprinted doorknob left by the suspect, then reporters might have an interview with a Forensic Fingerprint Expert. Other popular sources that are consulted on the show include attorneys, doctors, high-ranking officials, and family members who were close to the suspect or victim. Whatever the story, the goal of the show is always to present credible evidence in a non-biased manner to help viewers reach their own conclusions.

The show explores a diverse range of topics and themes, making each episode unique and interesting. One show might focus on the disappearance of a successful CEO during a business trip, while another encourages viewers who have any information regarding a career con artist on the lamb to file a report with the local authorities. Whatever the subject covered, viewers tune in each week because they can count on the show to learn something new.

The show also occasionally gives tribute to events that have shaped America, for better or for worse. Among such anniversaries celebrated by "48 Hours Mystery" have been 9/11 and the Virginia Tech tragedy. The purpose of the show is to give a factual account of the event while consulting sources and experts which might give new light on the subject.

By exploring a wide range of topics and themes, "48 Hours Mystery" takes TV journalism to a new and exciting level. From interviews with expert witnesses to conversations with family members involved, the show dissects each case in a manner that allows viewers to form their own educated opinion and think for themselves. For this reason, the show has prospered for over twenty years now with an even brighter future still ahead.

Saturday 10:00 PM et/pt on CBS
13 Seasons, 462 Episodes - Currently Airing
January 1, 1988
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Investigation
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48 Hours Mystery Full Episode Guide

  • Jacob Nolan, who claims his psychiatrist programmed him to kill her ex-lover, speaks out for the first time to "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant.

  • "48 Hours" Live to Tell: A father and basketball star is caught in a terror attack. Sebastien Bellin's remarkable story of recovery. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports.

  • "48 Hours" goes inside the mind of a serial rapist hunting his victims while two detectives were hunting him. Correspondent Maureen Maher investigates.

  • "48 Hours" Live to Tell: A teen attacked by her abusive ex-boyfriend -- held at knifepoint, her room set on fire -- reveals her emotional story of survival to Tracy Smith.

  • Real estate broker Todd Kohlhepp kept a woman chained for two months; now he says he killed seven people -- "48 Hours" unravels the twisted life of an alleged serial killer

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • An examination into the 1996 homicide of a Texas widow that influenced the Jack Black movie "Bernie." At the center of the probe is whether a mortician murdered her and froze her body in order to live off her money or to stop years of abuse.

  • In his only TV interview, a New York dentist vows that he didn't kill his lover's husband, who happens to be his best friend. Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • In her only interview, a mother convicted of murder by poisoning her son with salt claims it was the hospital's mistake. Is she right? "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates.

  • Was a boy genius a stone cold killer too? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • A "48 Hours" interview with the wife of a millionaire shot dead turns the case upside down. Is there more to the story of what happened? Correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • An aspiring actress is brutally strangled. DNA was left all over the crime scene -- leading police to a surprising suspect. "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher investigates.

  • To mark the 30th anniversary of a case that made national headlines, "48 Hours" broadcasts the only interview with "Preppy Killer" Robert Chambers.

  • An elite FBI agent shoots his estranged wife after he says she came after him with a knife -- was it self-defense or murder? "48 Hours"' Susan Spencer investigates.

  • A Weight Watchers executive is murdered by her Wall Street lawyer boyfriend. Did his mother's neglect 30 years ago push him to kill? "48 Hours" Troy Roberts investigates.

  • A millionaire is willing to shell out $80,000 to have someone kill his model wife. What could possibly go wrong? "48 Hours" Troy Roberts investigates.

  • A successful wife dead from nicotine poisoning. Her genius husband beat "Jeopardy!" -- can he beat a murder rap? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • When a young U.S. Army combat medic goes missing, a bounty hunter takes on his biggest case ever. "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates.

  • The mysterious death of a Google executive and his last night with an exotic beauty captured on video -- now a court decides her fate. "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher investigates.

  • A beautiful mom is brutally murdered while her West Point grad husband was at work. Was someone stalking women in Las Vegas? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • For two decades the FBI couldn't catch a mother and her child on the run. She speaks out for the first time to"48 Hours." Correspondent Maureen Maher investigates.

  • An Oscar winner's son, a fashion designer girlfriend -- one is dead. Was it murder? "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates.

  • A "48 Hours" special on the aftermath of the deadly police shootings in Dallas -- what will it take for America to heal?

  • Did a cartoon play a part in the death of a California man? "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • A powerful politician, a forbidden affair -- did he love her to death? "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • Kidnapped at knifepoint, a young woman outsmarts her attacker and shares her harrowing story of survival. Correspondent Maureen Maher reports.

  • Part 2: "48 Hours" goes inside the investigation of the death of the UVA student, the evidence that links one man to three horrific crimes, and now, his punishment. Susan Spencer reports.

  • Part 1: "48 Hours" goes inside the investigation of the death of the UVA student, the evidence that links one man to three horrific crimes, and now, his punishment. Susan Spencer reports.

  • Can a daughter's frantic 911 call convict or free her father from charges that he killed his wife? Correspondent Jim Axelrod investigates.

  • Two convictions overturned, one hung jury and now a fourth trial comes to a close for the wealthy businessman accused of killing his estranged wife. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty has the latest in the case.

  • A haunted highway -- 18 or more girls and women missing or murdered. Can a new $30 million investigation help find their killers? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • All 12 living CIA directors share their passionate disagreements about the agency's past, its current mission, and its future.

  • All 12 living CIA directors share their passionate disagreements about the agency's past, its current mission, and its future.

  • Olympic hero Dave Laut shot six times -- his wife pulled the trigger. Was it murder or self-defense? In her first TV interview, Jane Laut tells Erin Moriarty she's been hiding a secret.

  • A young wife shot dead -- her soldier husband pulled the trigger. Was it an accident or was it murder? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • Two teens killed on the same California beach six years apart. DNA on one of the victims leads to two suspects -- one of them worked for the police. Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • A lawyer shot -- his girlfriend admits she pulled the trigger and then dances in a strange police video -- was it self-defense or love gone bad? "48 Hours"' Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • More than fifty years after the brutal murder of a church-going young lady, cops in Texas have arrested a former priest suspected of murdering her. Did he do it? Richard Schlesinger and 48 HOURS give details on the case against Father John Feit, the last man believed to have seen Irene Garza alive, in a new edition of "The Last Confession".

  • An discussion with Lacey Spears, who was accused of killing her 5-year-old son Garnett by poisoning him with salt. She pleas she is innocent of her child's 2014 death.

  • Three friends walk into a studio apartment, and only two come out alive. At least one of them is a killer, but which one? Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • An elite FBI agent shoots his wife after he says she came after him with a knife -- was it self-defense or murder? "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer investigates.

  • n/A popular football coach is serving life for killing his pregnant wife -- was evidence hidden that could set him free? "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • A couple's mountain hike turns deadly. The girlfriend had a haunting premonition -- did she predict her own murder? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • "48 Hours" Live to Tell: A young girl plays dead to live through a shooting that destroyed her family. She describes her remarkable story of survival. Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports

  • Was the shooting of a Seattle man a random incident of road rage, or was the gunman a self-taught killer intent on finding the perfect moment to kill? Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • What happens when a former hard-charging prosecutor is prosecuted for his wife's murder in his old courtroom? "48 Hours"' Maureen Maher investigates

  • A Texas town on edge -- someone was killing prosecutors. Was it a gang hit or could the killer be one of their own? "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • A Florida mother claims she saw the murder of a friend in a dream. Is she really clairvoyant or is she a killer? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • A California woman kidnapped, tortured and left for dead reveals her extraordinary tale of survival and the hunt that led to an "Austin Powers" actor. Erin Moriarty reports.

  • A wife says she shot her husband in self-defense. Police say she's a killer. Who's correct? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates

  • A young woman, an alcoholic, thought she found help and a safe place -- what she found was a killer."48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher investigates.

  • Is Mechele Linehan a conniving ex-stripper who should be in jail for murder, or was she unfairly targeted by police because of a past life? Susan Spencer investigates.

  • Is Mechele Linehan a conniving ex-stripper who should be in jail for murder, or was she unfairly targeted by police because of a past life? Susan Spencer investigates.

  • Who wanted an Aspen legend dead? Some say anyone who ever met her. Maureen Maher investigates

  • A family man accused of killing his wife has a bizarre outburst in court. Is he crazy or calculating? "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger investigates.

  • For two decades the FBI couldn't catch a mother and her child on the run. She speaks out for the first time to"48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher.

  • After more than two decades, a woman sits face-to-face with her sister's killer to find out why. "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher reports.

  • A man wanted in the murder of his wife makes an outrageous claim – the U.S. wants to silence him for what he saw at Ground Zero

  • As the world reacts to the attacks in Paris, CBS News reports on the shootings, the aftermath and what's being done to prevent similar incidents worldwide.

  • A lady faces a second trial for murdering her husband. She pleas it was unintentional after the couple acted out a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

  • When a young U.S. Army combat medic goes missing, a bounty hunter takes on his biggest case ever. "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates.

  • A beautiful mom is brutally murdered while her West Point grad husband was at work. Was someone stalking women in Las Vegas? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • A couple shot dead in bed. It looked like a hit job. Was it a business deal gone bad or was the enemy closer to home? "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates.

  • Can a daughter's frantic 911 call convict or free her father from charges that he killed his wife? "48 Hours" correspondent Jim Axelrod investigates

  • Part 1: "48 Hours" goes inside the investigation of the death of the UVA student and the evidence that links the alleged killer to other crimes spanning a decade. Susan Spencer reports

  • Can new evidence prove there was no murder in the case against a woman charged with killing her fiancé during a kayaking trip? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • A lover is shot dead -- will a cell phone video recorded in the aftermath be enough to clear or convict? Troy Roberts reports.

  • A millionaire is willing to shell out $80,000 to have someone kill his model wife. What could possibly go wrong?

  • An interview with the wife of a millionaire shot dead turns the case upside down. Is there more to the story? Correspondent Peter Van Sant has the update.

  • Can new evidence uncovered in a "48 Hours" investigation lead to a Florida man convicted of murder walking free? Correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • The mysterious death of a tech executive and his last night with an exotic beauty captured on video - now a court decides her fate. "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher updates the case.

  • Tried for a third time for killing his wife, a wealthy businessman vows he's innocent. Will a jury finally believe him?"48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • She was murdered at 23. Five suspects and cops couldn't arrest anyone. It was the perfect crime for 34 years. until now.

  • A Florida mother claims she saw the murder of a friend in a dream.

  • A wife says she shot her husband in self-defense. Police say she's a killer. Who's correct? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • A successful wife dead from nicotine poisoning. Her genius husband beat "Jeopardy!" -- can he beat a murder rap? Erin Moriarty investigates

  • Two wives die in freak accidents 17 years apart. One man was married to both women. Is he just unlucky or does he know more than he's telling?

  • Take a further look into the investigation of Robert Durst and uncover a millionaire's world full of wealth and death.

  • A young woman killed, her family brutally stabbed -someone out there knows something.

  • Who wanted an Aspen legend dead? Some say anyone who ever met her. Maureen Maher investigates.

  • A key witness in the murder case against an Arizona stockbroker accused of killing his ex-wife speaks out in an interview with "48 Hours." Maureen Maher reports

  • A newsmagazine gathers stories told by a variety of perspectives.

  • A bright college student lured into the world of bondage and domination by a friend. She said no -- and didn't survive the night. Was it murder?

  • A Texas man tells Dr. Phil he's desperate to find his missing ex-girlfriend. 48 hours later, he tells police something different. Where's the truth?

  • A millionaire is willing to shell out $80,000 to have someone kill his model wife. What could possibly go wrong?

  • The mysterious death of a Google executive and his last night with an exotic beauty captured on video.

  • A triple murder -- a young woman set afire in a wheelbarrow. Will this haunting clue close the case? Troy Roberts investigates.

  • An apparent suicide in a Pennsylvania church exposes secrets a twice-widowed pastor wants to keep hidden. Richard Schlesinger updates the case

  • Two daughters are determined to find their mother's killer.

  • A young girl plays dead to live through a shooting that destroyed her family. She describes her remarkable story of survival. Erin Moriarty reports.

  • A celebrity dog trainer is murdered, an heiress fears for her life & a bodyguard is determined to be a hero. Peter Van Sant reports.

  • A celebrity dog trainer is murdered, an heiress fears for her life & a bodyguard is determined to be a hero. Peter Van Sant reports.

  • A family man accused of killing his wife has a bizarre outburst in court.

  • Who killed Miami hotel heir Benji Novack?

  • Why would a man confess to killing his 14-year-old cousin if he didn't do it? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • A young woman, an alcoholic, thought she found help and a safe place -- what she found was a killer.

  • A woman shoots her husband. The investigation works to determine if the shooting was cold-blooded murder or if she broke after being abused.

  • An ex-Marine, a secret life and a missing girlfriend -- was it murder?

  • A TV producer who murdered his wife records a film in a Mexican prison.

  • A 15-year-old boy goes to a dance and never returns. Teen killers keep a secret for 41 years until one of them cracks.

  • A former middle school athlete kept quiet about years of abuse by a trusted coach. Can she now get the woman to admit to her crimes?

  • Why was a colorful entrepreneur with powerful friends blown up in his car?

  • Twenty years after a Palm Beach socialite shot and killed her husband, the same gun is used on a different family member.

  • A Costa Rican paradise turns into a house of horror. How did a Wall Street millionaire end up shot dead in his bedroom?

  • Examining the case of Brett Parker, a bookie frpm Columbia, S.C., who is suspected of murdering his wife.

Most Popular 48 Hours Mystery Episodes

  • Season 29 Episode 72 The Psychiatrist and the Selfie 12/03/2016
  • Season 26 Episode 19 The Usual Suspect 3/02/2013
  • Season 29 Episode 64 Killer Performance 10/08/2016
  • Season 29 Episode 71 Live To Tell: The Long Road Home 11/26/2016

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