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The Best Episodes of 48 Hours

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There are so many suspenseful episodes of 48 Hours, that have you on the edge of your seat with courtroom drama and stories of survival, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Heroes Under Fire" the best, or is "Blood Feud" your favorite episode of 48 Hours? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of 48 Hours are, let's rank every 48 Hours episode from best to worst.

48 Hours is a documentary and news magazine series. It has a focus on true crime as well as the problems facing the world. 48 Hours premiered on CBS on January 19, 1988. Reruns of 48 Hours frequently air on ID, OWN, and TLC while new editions continue to premiere on CBS.

Vote up your favorite episodes of 48 Hours, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be difficult to put one 48 Hours episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    Blood Feud

    Video: YouTube
    Nancy Seaman, a suburban Detroit elementary school teacher, killed her husband, Bob, with a hatchet in May 2004. Nancy says she killed him in self-defense and that she had been abused for more than 30 years. At Nancy's murder trial, the couple's youngest son testified on behalf of his mother, while the other son says his mother was never abused and that she simply snapped. Contributor Maureen Maher reports.
    • Original Airing: Apr 09 2005
    • Season: 48 Hours - Season 17
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Series: 48 Hours
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    A Prescription For Murder?

    Video: YouTube
    Chris Pittman shot his grandparents, Joe and Joy Pittman, at close range and then set their house on fire. According to family members, Chris, a well-mannered and shy 12-year-old, who lived with his grandparents, loved them more than anything. So, why would Chris kill them? Is the anti-depressant, Zoloft, which he was prescribed shortly before the murders, really to blame, as his lawyers claim? Correspondent Erin Moriarty has an exclusive interview with the now 16-year-old and reports for 48 HOURS MYSTERY.
    • Original Airing: Apr 16 2005
    • Season: 48 Hours - Season 17
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Series: 48 Hours
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    Heroes Under Fire

    Video: YouTube
    Heros Under Fire is a Peabody award-winning episode of the documentary series 48 Hours.
    • Original Airing: Dec 03 1999
    • Series: 48 Hours
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    On Runaway Street

    Video: YouTube
    On Runaway Street is a news report of 48 Hours program. It won a Peabody Award in 1988.
    • Original Airing: Jan 01 1988
    • Series: 48 Hours
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