The First 48

Thursday 9:00 PM on A&E Premiered Jun 03, 2004 In Season


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AIRED ON 3/7/2014

Season 14 : Episode 10

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Murder...a cold blooded and unspeakable crime. Every day that passes people are murdered leaving behind loved ones. When an innocent life is lost, detectives from across the country jump into action. Law Enforcement agencies are racing against the clock to solve each case. Statistics prove that the chances of solving a case are literally cut in half if no significant leads are turned up in the first 48 hours. Dive into real life homicide investigations from across the country. Broadcast History: June 3, 2004 - May 29, 2008, Thursday 9:00 (CST) A&E July 1, 2008 - December 9, 2008 Tuesday, 9:00 (CST) A&E January 1, 2009 - April 23, 2009, Thursday 9:00 (CST) A&E June 16, 2009 - ??, Tuesday, 8:00 (CST) A&E


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  • Carlos Castellanos

    Carlos Castellanos

    Det. Carlos Castellanos

    Caroline Mason

    Caroline Mason

    Sgt. Carline Mason

    JoAnn Kinney

    JoAnn Kinney

    Sgt. JoAnn Kinney

    Joe Schillaci

    Joe Schillaci

    Sgt. Joe Schillaci

    Kevin Ruggiero

    Kevin Ruggiero

    Det. Kevin Ruggiero

    Tony Mullins (II)

    Tony Mullins (II)

    Sgt. Tony Mullins

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    • Real Reality

      I love this show! I think it's great that a real reality show exposes the black community for the vile, disgusting, murdering monkeys they really are. All good white people should watch this program, and then arm themselves! Micheal Brown, and Trayvon Martin would have ended up on this show eventually!!
    • Crime is colorless

      48 Hours is one of the most race-biased shows I've seen. Watching this show you would think only black men commit crimes except for the handful of black cops they show when they are taking another black man down. The show plays into the stereotype that black-on-black crime is the only crime happening in America. BULL. Where I live, large numbers of white men make up the criminal justice system, convicted for notorious crimes - sex crimes against children, murder, serial killings. No. I am not defending any of those caught and convicted. I am demanding fair and balanced reporting. Crime is colorless.moreless
    • A good realty detective show

      I have watched for years. I like the format & I understand that they only show us bits & pieces of the investigation as there isn't time to show it all. That can at times make the detectives look less than bright. I wish they had updates on every case on their site but it's not too hard to look them up to find out the sentencing.
    • Not a bad show at all other than.....

      While I have enjoyed the show a lot over the years it still is a debacle about how long these detectives work on trying to figure out who killed someone. If somebody has been up for 18, 20, or whatever random number how is it they can show up at a crime scene and be an effective investigator ? Why should they be forced to start a new case knowing they are on empty, physically as well as mentally. Salaried employees are abused in this country. What a shame murderers go free or get off on technicalities because someone was walking dead tired.moreless
    • Shrug*

      love the show but the detectives on the show are umm kind of low-level to me... with the type of questions they asked i doubt these detectives can make these criminals confess without snitches... its real tv but maybe a bit too real.. its a far cry from movies n crime drama

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    Docu-Reality, high stake situations, illegal activities, last chance for hope, odd jobs