48 Hours Mystery

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 35 Seasons
  • 7.4  (2,048)

"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.

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The Case Against Michael Politte
13. The Case Against Michael Politte
November 26, 2022
Michael Politte was just 14 years old when he was charged in 1998 with murdering his mother, Rita Politte, who died after being hit in the head and set on fire in her Missouri home. More than three years after the crime, he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder, though he maintained he was innocent. He spent nearly 20 years in prison before a new law passed in Missouri that made him eligible for parole. Now 38 and out on parole, Michael Politte claims he knows who is responsible for killing his mother and talks with 48 HOURS correspondent Erin Moriarty.
Last Seen in Breckenridge
12. Last Seen in Breckenridge
November 20, 2022
In 1982 the bodies of Annette Schnee and Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer were found outside a luxe ski town. A man rescued from a snowdrift the night of the murders turned out to be their killer. "48 Hours" contributor Natalie Morales reports Saturday, November 19 at 10/9c on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.
Eric Smith: Gambling on a Killer
11. Eric Smith: Gambling on a Killer
March 26, 2022
The parents of Derrick Robie, who was murdered in 1993 at the age of four, have spoken out following the release of their son's killer from prison after 28 years. In an interview with CBS News' 48 Hours, Doreen and Dale Robie recalled their painful journey in the three decades since their son's murder in the village of Savona, New York. The little boy was killed by Eric Smith, then 13 years old, who was dubbed the "freckle-faced killer" in the media at the time.
The Poisonous Wife
10. The Poisonous Wife
March 12, 2022
A star snake breeder is murdered. Turns out the human closest to him was more cold-blooded than any snake. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.
What Ally Kostial Didn't Know
9. What Ally Kostial Didn't Know
March 5, 2022
A college student's troubling text messages lead investigators to her killer. "CBS Saturday Morning" co-host Michelle Miller reports for "48 Hours."
Katrina Brownlee: The Good Cop
8. Katrina Brownlee: The Good Cop
February 26, 2022
Her ex-fiancé
Searching for Maya Millete
7. Searching for Maya Millete
February 19, 2022
A young mother disappears. Investigators say her husband contacted spellcasters to put a hex on his wife so she wouldn't leave him. "48 Hours" contributor Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
The Final Hours of Amie Harwick
6. The Final Hours of Amie Harwick
February 12, 2022
Drew Carey opens up about the violent death of his onetime fiancée, Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick. Why Valentine's Day will never be the same for CBS' "The Price is Right" host. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.
The Yogurt Shop Murders
5. The Yogurt Shop Murders
February 5, 2022
The brutal murders of four teenage girls has haunted Austin, Texas, for 30 years. Could new information lead to a killer? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty has reported on the case from the beginning and has the latest on the search for answers.
Mystery on County Road M
4. Mystery on County Road M
January 29, 2022
Todd Kendhammer says his wife was killed in an accident -- a pipe flew off a truck and crashed into their car. Authorities say the scene was staged. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.
The Suzanne Morphew Case: Nothing Is What It Seems
3. The Suzanne Morphew Case: Nothing Is What It Seems
January 22, 2022
Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS investigate the disappearance of Suzanne Morphew, the case against her husband Barry Morphew, and incredible twists the story takes in "The Suzanne Morphew Case: Nothing Is What It Seems."
Who Killed Jonelle Matthews?
2. Who Killed Jonelle Matthews?
January 8, 2022
A former candidate for governor is accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl. Does his decades-long fascination with the case mean he's a true-crime junkie or a murderer? "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports.
The Missing Millionaire: A ‘tiger King' Mystery
1. The Missing Millionaire: A ‘tiger King' Mystery
January 1, 2022
A new look into the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband. Famed lawyer investigates "meat grinder" theory. "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger reports.
Description

"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.

48 Hours Mystery is a series that is currently running and has 35 seasons (730 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 2004.

Where to Watch 48 Hours Mystery

48 Hours Mystery is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 48 Hours Mystery on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (2,048)