48 Hours began in January 1988 with Dan Rather anchoring/hosting until 2002. Leslie Stahl, who took over for Rather in the fall of 2002 remains to present day. This is a news magazine that began as a half hour show, evolving into a one hour investigative report with its name also changing from 48 Hours to 48 Hours Investigates to 48 Hours Mystery and then back to 48 Hours. Having won numerous awards in broadcast, it also now features a stellar cast of individual award winning reporters and has been known to not just report on stories, but make real differences. The program has received over 20 Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, and an Ohio State Award.
Aired: 13 Aug 1998