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Season 01, Episode 01 Hospital

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Jan 19, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 02 In Las Vegas

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Jan 26, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Airport

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Feb 2, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 04 In the Promised Land

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Feb 9, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 05 In the Campaign

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Feb 16, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 06 On Runaway Street

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Mar 10, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Miami Fights Back

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Mar 17, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 08 More Than a Game

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Mar 31, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 09 In Hollywood

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Apr 7, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Faith Under Fire

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Apr 14, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 11 From Disaster to Discovery

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Apr 21, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 12 In the Cocaine War

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Apr 28, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Top Dog

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May 5, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Beating Heart Disease

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May 12, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Rags to Riches

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May 19, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 16 Michael Jackson: Critical Stage

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Jan 29, 2005
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Michael Jackson: Critical Stage Jan 29, 2005

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Season 01, Episode 17 Gold Medal Fever

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Jun 9, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 18 Hitting Home

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Jun 16, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 19 On Gang Street

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Jun 30, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Wedding Day

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Jul 7, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 21 The 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Jul 14, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 22 Time and Punishment

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Jul 28, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 23 In the Wild

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Aug 4, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 24 In the Cocaine War

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Aug 11, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 25 Showdown at Cheyenne

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Aug 25, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 26 On Runaway Street

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Sep 1, 1988
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 27 Secrets From the Grave

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May 7, 2005
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Secrets From the Grave May 7, 2005

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Season 01, Episode 28 A Mind for Murder

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May 14, 2005
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A Mind for Murder May 14, 2005

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Season 01, Episode 29 Two Wigs, a Gun and a Murder

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May 21, 2005
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Two Wigs, a Gun and a Murder May 21, 2005

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Season 01, Episode 30 The Pretender

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May 31, 2005
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The Pretender May 31, 2005

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Season 01, Episode 31 Perfectly Executed

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Aug 6, 2005
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Perfectly Executed Aug 6, 2005

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