48 Hours Season 1
S01 E01Jan 19, 1988
Hospital Jan 19, 1988 48 Hours spends two days following the life and death struggles at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. It offers a first hand look at health care in an emergency ward and interviews doctors and nurses while observing them as they tend to the needs of their patients.
S01 E02Jan 26, 1988
In Las Vegas Jan 26, 1988 48 Hours spends two days in Las Vegas to explore the world of glitzy world of gambling. It takes a in depth look at the the ubiquity of gaming opportunities, gambling addiction, and cheating in casinos. It also interviews Vegas entertainers, showgirls and some of the youth of the city.
S01 E03Feb 2, 1988
Airport Feb 2, 1988 48 Hours spends two days at Denver's Stapleton Airport during the first weekend of they year, the busiest of the season. They examine operations of the airport, flight scheduling, maintenance, the hub-and-spoke system, in-flight meals, baggage handling, customer service, airline competition, and air traffic control.
S01 E04Feb 9, 1988
In the Promised Land Feb 9, 1988 48 Hours spends two days in Israel to examine the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the occupied territories including the West Bank and the Gaza strip. It attempts to examine the root cause of the conflict and examines how it affects the people living there.
S01 E05Feb 16, 1988
In the Campaign Feb 16, 1988 48 Hours spends two days in New Hampshire to get a first hand look at the presidential campaigns there. It profiles candidates Bruce Babbit, Paul Simon, Jesse Jackson, and Jack Kemp. It also cover the Republican candidates dinner and interviews Bob Dole.
S01 E06Mar 10, 1988
On Runaway Street Mar 10, 1988 48 Hours goes to the streets of New York City, Fort Lauderdale, and San Diego to explore the world of runaway children. Some run from homes shattered by economic hardship, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexual abuse. The world they enter is filled wither danger, violence, and disease.
S01 E07Mar 17, 1988
Miami Fights Back Mar 17, 1988 48 Hours spends two days in Miami to look at how the city is trying to get past its reputation for crime and violence. It follows police and prosecutors and looks at they uphill battle they face. It also looks at how immigration is changing the face of the city.
S01 E08Mar 31, 1988
More Than a Game Mar 31, 1988 48 Hours investigates college basketball. It talks to players, coaches, cheerleaders, fans, recruiters and recruits. It interviews North Carolina State head coach Jim Valvano, looks at athletes in the classroom, and visits a a top-ranked high school that has become a battlefield in the college recruiting war.
S01 E09Apr 7, 1988
In Hollywood Apr 7, 1988 48 Hours goes behind the glitz and glamour to take a look at the real Hollywood. It talks to hopeful actors and actresses who audition for parts as many as 30 times a day. It also talks with tourists visiting the city, film producers who work on movies, and critics who assess film.
S01 E10Apr 14, 1988
Faith Under Fire Apr 14, 1988 48 Hours investigates the scandal wracked world of television evangelism. It looks at gives an overview of recent scandals and examines the effects of such scandals on believers. It talks to disillusioned followers as well as 'Born Again' Christians who keep the faith.
S01 E11Apr 21, 1988
From Disaster to Discovery Apr 21, 1988 48 Hours takes a behind-the-scenes look at the space program and offers a status report on how NASA is attempting to restart space shuttle flights in the wake of the 1986 Challenger Disaster. It follows engineers and scientists as they prepare for the upcoming launch of the space shuttle Discovery.
S01 E12Apr 28, 1988
In the Cocaine War Apr 28, 1988 48 Hours takes an inside look at the ongoing battle against cocaine trafficking in the world. It goes to Bolivia, South Florida, and Washington D.C. to look at the drug trade and offers an inside look at the growing problem of cocaine use and addiction in the United States.
S01 E13May 5, 1988
Top Dog May 5, 1988 48 Hours takes a behind the scenes look at New York's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It looks at the many aspects of the competition where over two thousand dogs compete to become best in show. It follows as the field of candidates is narrowed to seven finalists and ultimately one champion.
S01 E14May 12, 1988
Beating Heart Disease May 12, 1988 48 Hours takes a special in depth look at the nation's number one killer: heart disease. It looks at the many different ways in which researchers, doctors, and other health professionals are trying to combat the disease and understand the factors that can cause it.
S01 E15May 19, 1988
Rags to Riches May 19, 1988 48 Hours takes a behind-the-scenes look at the people who shape the world of fashion. It visits a show set up by designer Bill Blass show and talks to up-and-coming designer Marc Jacobs. It also visits a fashion retailer, talks to fashion reports, and a high price runway model.
S01 E16Jan 29, 2005
Michael Jackson: Critical Stage Jan 29, 2005
S01 E17Jun 9, 1988
Gold Medal Fever Jun 9, 1988 48 Hours reports on the upcoming Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. It takes a behind-the-scenes look as American athletes and their Soviet counterparts prepare for competition. It also takes a look at serious security issues that surround the upcoming games.
S01 E18Jun 16, 1988
Hitting Home Jun 16, 1988 48 Hours spends two days investigating domestic violence. It talks to police officers and victims and looks at the role alcohol and drug abuse can take in domestic violence. It also looks at how aspects of the home environment can lead to abuse. It interviews battered men and women and looks at how Minnesota became the first state to treat domestic violence as a crime.
S01 E19Jun 30, 1988
On Gang Street Jun 30, 1988 48 Hours spends two days in South Central Los Angeles to take a behind-the-scenes look at youth street gangs. It spends time with members of Los Angeles' two largest street gangs and examines the vicious cycle of violence that traps many youths. It also talks to police officers and people who are trying to bring about change.
S01 E20Jul 7, 1988
Wedding Day Jul 7, 1988 48 Hours spends two days investigating the big business behind weddings. It talks to bridal consultants and wedding planners who help create the elaborate and expensive ceremonies that couples demand. It also looks at the important art of making the perfect wedding cake.
S01 E21Jul 14, 1988
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Jul 14, 1988 48 Hours takes a behind-the-scenes look at the prestigious European auto race held annually at Le Mans, France. It talks to the men who spend twenty-four hours traveling over 3,000 miles on the race tracks. It also looks at some of the corporations that sponsor the race.
S01 E22Jul 28, 1988
Time and Punishment Jul 28, 1988 48 Hours offers an in depth investigation into the parole system of the United States. It talks to the prisoners who are seeking our parole and the victims of crimes that want to see parole denied. It also talks to parole board members about what they are looking in a prisoner who is ready for parole.
S01 E23Aug 4, 1988
In the Wild Aug 4, 1988 48 Hours spends two days in Northern California visiting Yosemite National Park. It investigates some of the serious issues facing parks in the United States and looks at the growing conflict between the desires of recreational users and conservationists and preservationists.
S01 E24Aug 11, 1988
In the Cocaine War Aug 11, 1988 48 Hours rebroadcasts segments of its April report on cocaine trafficking, but updates the program with a report on the July arrest of the notorious Bolivian drug lord Roberto Suarez. Suarez was one of the largest cocaine traffickers in Bolivia and his arrest is a major breakthrough in the drug war there.
S01 E25Aug 25, 1988
Showdown at Cheyenne Aug 25, 1988 48 Hours spends two days visiting Wyoming's famed Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. It talks to flamboyant rodeo personalities, country music stars, community volunteers, and entrepreneurs. It also shows live ring action and visits a nearby dude ranch that specializes in trail drive reenactment.
S01 E26Sep 1, 1988
On Runaway Street Sep 1, 1988 48 Hours rebroadcasts segments of its March report on the lost generation of runaways in America, but updates the program with new reports on ongoing efforts to track down runaway children in an effort to bring them back home.
S01 E27May 7, 2005
Secrets From the Grave May 7, 2005
S01 E28May 14, 2005
A Mind for Murder May 14, 2005
S01 E29May 21, 2005
Two Wigs, a Gun and a Murder May 21, 2005
S01 E30May 31, 2005
The Pretender May 31, 2005
S01 E31Aug 6, 2005
Perfectly Executed Aug 6, 2005