- 48 Hours (TV series)
show_name = 48 Hours Mystery
runtime = 60 minutes
company = CBS News Productions
starring = List
country = USA
January 19, 1988
last_aired = Present
website = http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/48hours/main3410.shtml
imdb_id = 0271894
tv_com_id = 8236
"48 Hours" is a documentary and news program broadcast on the
CBS television networksince January 19, 1988. The program originally took a forty eight hour slice of a single topic and put it into a one hour program. Susan Zirisnkyis the executive producer. The executive editor is Al Briganti. The senior producers are Anthony Batson, Peter Schweitzer and Judy Tygard.
The show now airs Saturday nights at 10pm Eastern and Pacific time and 9pm Central/Mountain.
The show drew its name, inspiration and original format from the
September 2, 1986, CBS Newsdocumentary "48 Hours on Crack Street", about the drug crisis plaguing a number of American neighborhoods. The special attracted some 15 million viewers. The Original 48 Hours Intro showed a Video Camera with the CBS News Logo on it.
Like the original documentary, the series originally focused on showing events occurring within a 48 hour span of time - hence the name. This format was eventually phased out by the early 1990s
One of the contributors to that program, CBS News Correspondent
Harold Dow, has been a member of the "48 Hours" air staff since its premiere as a regular series.
"48 Hours Investigates"/"Mystery"
It was revamped in 2002 when
Lesley Stahltook over hosting duties from Dan Ratherand the name was changed to "48 Hours Investigates". The name was changed to "48 Hours Mystery" in 2004, and with its single-topic format, does not use a single host, but is moderated 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. However, the program is not only confined to reporting mysteries. In September 2006 48 Hour, hosted by Katie Couric reported on the 5th anniversary of the
September 11, 2001 attacks, in an hour long broadcast : "FIVE YEARS LATER: HOW SAFE ARE WE?. In April 2007 the program covered the Virginia Tech massacre.
Awards and nominations
The program has received over 20
Emmyawards, two George Foster PeabodyAwards, and an Ohio State Award.
ION Televisionairs repeats of "48 Hours" on Sundays at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Erin Moriartyhosts these episodes with updated graphics and wraps.
Peter Van Sant
* [http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/48hours/main3410.shtml 48 Hours Mystery Official Website]
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