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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
16 Seasons, 549 Episodes
September 8, 2004
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Investigation
Cast: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant
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48 Hours Mystery Full Episode Guide

  • Can a driven detective and cutting-edge technology solve a nearly three-decade-old double murder? 48 HOURS and correspondent Richard Schlesinger go inside the investigation into the murders of two beloved grandmothers.

  • More than two decades after Iowa TV anchor Jodi Huisentruit disappeared, "48 Hours reveals new information into the investigation.

  • For two decades, the FBI couldn’t catch a mother on the run abroad with her daughter -- but she couldn't outrun her past. She tells her side of the story to "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher.

  • More than four years after radio legend Casey Kasem died, his wife, Jean Kasem, reveals for the first time her version of her husband's final days; levels allegations of murder in a lawsuit; and discusses a heated family feud.

  • A decorated former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take on a hit job for two Houston-area doctors talks about the case.

  • A brilliant Ivy League student is murdered after he went to a California park with a former high school classmate.

  • The investigation into the 2006 disappearance of a man believed to have been eaten by alligators leads investigators in an unexpected direction.

  • "48 Hours" goes inside the Closs case, the extraordinary stories of other children found, and the the heartache of families with children still missing

  • A Texas father targeted by a hit man fights for the life of the person who ordered the murder -- his son. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant has the latest in the case

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

  • A young mom calls 911 claiming she cut her own throat in front of her estranged husband and her child-- doctors say there's no way she did it to herself. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • Inside a family's mission to restore their son's reputation seven years after he was fatally shot by a police officer. CBS News Special Correspondent James Brown reports.

  • When a man goes missing, his friends turn to social media to track his final hours. What they learn is horrific. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates

  • A brilliant Ivy League student is murdered after meeting a former high school classmate in a California park. Was he killed because he was gay and Jewish? Correspondent Tracy Smith investigates.

  • A family man targeted for death lives to climb out of his own "grave.

  • The girlfriend of a Hollywood producer is brutally murdered.

  • A "48 Hours" investigation into one murder leads into the dark web and to the disruption of four potential murder-for-hire plots. Peter Van Sant investigates in the "48 Hours" two-hour season premiere. (Part 2 of 2)

  • A "48 Hours" investigation into one murder leads into the dark web and to the disruption of four potential murder-for-hire plots. Peter Van Sant investigates in the "48 Hours" two-hour season premiere. (Part 1 of 2)

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