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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, 550 Episodes
September 8, 2004
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Investigation
7.4/10
Cast: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant
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  • For the first time, some of the hostages reveal the chilling hours they spent fearing for their lives while being held inside a Los Angeles grocery store in 48 HOURS: "Live to Tell: Standoff at Trader Joe's."

  • Nearly 20 years ago a death row inmate wrote to "48 Hours" that he was framed for the murder of four people. Was evidence planted? New DNA tests could answer that question. Correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • 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.

  • Two witnesses who watched a woman gunned down in her Florida home by someone in a clown costume speak out on network television. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • Twenty years ago a death row inmate wrote to "48 Hours" that he was framed for the murder of four people. Was evidence planted? New DNA tests may finally answer that question. Correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Four years after his death, a family feud erupts over radio legend Casey Kasem, exactly how he died and who was responsible -- an estate that could be worth $100 million is at stake. "48 Hours" Peter Van Sant 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

  • Two doctors who hired a hit man to kill find out he wasn’t a killer at all. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant has the latest chapter in the twisted tale.

  • 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 suspect in a murder swears he didn’t do it

  • A family man and former pro boxer targeted for death lives to climb out of his own "grave." Who wanted him dead? "48 Hours" goes inside the sting that took down a hit man-for-hire scheme. Correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.

  • 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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