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The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Investigative Journalism TV series.

The very best investigative journalism shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest investigative journalism shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular investigative journalism TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining investigative journalism show of all time is. Don't let your favorite investigative journalism television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of investigative journalism television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows include everything from CNN Perspectives to To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best investigative journalism show of all time?" and "What are the greatest investigative journalism shows?"
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Patterns of Practice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Patterns of Practice
Patterns of Practice was a 25-part television series about the practices of Vermont doctors and hospitals.
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Investigation of Dr. Milan Vui... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Investigation of Dr. Milan Vuitch
Investigation of Dr. Milan Vuitch is a three-part series broadcast by WDVM-TV.
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Killing Crime: A Police Cop-ou... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Killing Crime: A Police Cop-out
Killing Crime: A Police Cop-out is a documentary produced by WBBM-TV.
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MCA and the Mob. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
MCA and the Mob.
"MCA and the Mob" is a TV program.
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Inside Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Inside Bridgewater
Inside Bridgwater was a series of television reports on conditions inside Massachusetts State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, or Bridgewater, as it is commonly known.
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Who's Watching the Store? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Who's Watching the Store?
"Who's Watching the Store?," is a three-part series that documented discrimination against black shoppers by Minnesota department stores, by KSTP-TV in St. Paul.
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I-Team is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
I-Team
I-Team is the investigative reporting team made up of WCCO-TV  reporters, and the name of the special investigative reports that they produce.
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A Higher Standard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
A Higher Standard is a documentary television program.
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A World of Difference is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
A World of Difference is a collection of television specials, documentaries, news features, and public service announcements concerning prejudice, produced by WCVB-TV.
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State of Denial is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
State of Denial
State of Denial is an investigative report produced and broadcast by WFAA-TV.  State of Denial addresses the way injured workers' claims are routinely denied by insurers.
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For the Record is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
For the Record
For the Record is an investigative documentary television series on TheBlaze. The show was born from the idea from Glenn Beck that "real investigative journalism is dead" and that For ...more
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Don't Get Done, Get Dom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Don't Get Done, Get Dom is a British consumer rights television series. The show is named for its presenter Dominic Littlewood. Each series is transmitted, usually daily during daytime, on BBC ...more
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Periodismo para todos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Periodismo para todos
Periodismo para todos is an Argentine investigative journalism television program. It is hosted by the journalist Jorge Lanata, and airs on Sunday nights in El Trece. It is highly critical of ...more
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Political Parasites is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Political Parasites
Political Parasites was a nine-month series of reports produced by WMAQ-TV.
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Séptimo día is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Séptimo día is a Colombian television newsmagazine broadcast by Caracol TV on Sunday evenings. It proclaims itself as "a weapon against injustice". Séptimo ...more
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Carte Blanche is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche is a South African investigative journalism television series that airs on M-Net during prime time viewing on Sunday nights, currently at 19:00. It was launched in 1988 and has ...more
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AIDS Lifeline is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
AIDS Lifeline is a series of 62 television public service announcements produced by KPIX-TV.
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Burning Questions is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Burning Questions
Burning Questions is a series of reports which In four segments, from May through October 2005, KNBC-TV, Burbank, exposed potentially disastrous environmental features threatening the safety of ...more
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Ombudsman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Ombudsman was a Canadian television programme which sought to investigate and resolve disputes between people and government or business systems. When the series began, government ombudsman ...more
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16:9 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
16:9
16x9 is a Canadian investigative newsmagazine television program which airs on Global. The series debuted on November 30, 2008. The show was hosted by Mary Garofalo from September 2008 until ...more
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Apartheid's People is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Apartheid's People
Apartheid's People is a five-part television series that was part of the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour.
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To Save Our Schools, To Save O... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children
To Save Our Schools, To Save Our Children is a 1984 documentary TV Movie written by Joseph Angier, Judy Crichton, Marshall Frady, Richard Gerdau, and Kathy Slobogin and directed by Richard ...more
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Deadly Mistakes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Deadly Mistakes
Deadly Mistakes is a television program about mistakes made in the diagnosis of fatal diseases.
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Pièces à Conviction is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
Pièces à Conviction is a monthly French investigative journalism TV program that airs on France 3. Elise Lucet has hosted the program since 2000.
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A Call for Help is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Investigative Journalism TV Shows
A Call for Help
A Call for Help was a series of reports on the Dallas Emergency Medical Service.