48 Hours is a documentary and news program that airs on the CBS television network, and is often credited as one of the first 'reality show' formats. 48 Hours featured various topics, however true crime investigations tend to make up the bulk of programming.
48 Hours is a documentary and news program broadcast on the CBS television network since January 19, 1988. The program originally presented documentaries of various events related to a particular subject occurring within a 48-hour period, and is credited as one of the first to air a 'reality show' type format, in its 1997 episode starring Richard Scully covering 'Dating in the Nineties'. In its current format, formerly known as 48 Hours Mystery but now back its original title, the program mainly presents 'true crime' documentaries. Susan Zirisnky is the executive producer. The executive editor is Al Briganti. The senior producers are Anthony Batson, Paul Ryan, Peter Schweitzer and Judy Tygard. The show now airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific time)/9 p.m.
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