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The First 48

The first 48 hours after a crime is committed are key in closing the case. 

Dion Graham (Narrator), Peter Tarshis (Director)

02:00 PM
"Heart of Gold; Last Breath"  After a 33-year-old woman is stabbed to death in Louisville, Ky., police reach out to her family and witnesses to try to track down her killer; police investigate the shooting death of a college student, 19, on a residential street in Minneapolis.  (Repeat) AETV
03:00 PM
"Blood Money; Fifteen"  The victim's friends hinder a murder investigation; a stray bullet from an AK-47 kills a teenage girl at a birthday party in Dallas.  (Repeat) AETV
04:00 PM
"Cold as Ice"  The witness to a fatal shooting is forced to choose between her friendship with the suspect and her own freedom.  (Repeat) AETV
05:00 PM
"Left to Burn; Trigger Happy"  Firefighters discover a stabbed woman in a fire; a parking lot contains shell casings and a body.  (Repeat) AETV
06:00 PM
"Alias; Duel"  A detective is assigned to the homicide case of a good friend's brother; a popular teenager is gunned down on a residential street.  (Repeat) AETV
07:00 PM
"The Girl Who Knew Too Much; The Guardian"  An unidentified girl is found shot to death in a Dallas field; residents of a Cleveland community help police search for a young father's killer.  (Repeat) AETV
08:00 PM
"Lester Street"  Lt. Armstrong and his team investigate Memphis' worst mass murder in 15 years; the investigation points to a gang-ordered directive to kill an entire family.  (Repeat) AETV
09:00 PM
"Ashes and Snow"  A woman is found strangled in a partially burned car; sergeants race against the clock and a snowstorm to find the murderer.  (Repeat) AETV
10:01 PM
"Heartless"  The brutal slayings of a mother and her two children send a New Orleans detective on the hunt for a suspect who may have been acquainted with the victims.  (Repeat) AETV
11:02 PM
"Fast Friends; The Thin Line"  A young Cleveland father is murdered in his car, and the police suspect his friend has information on the killer's identity; homicide detectives hunt for a shotgun-toting killer.  (Repeat) AETV
The First 48

Detectives in major cities around the country race against the clock in the wake of homicides, knowing that if they don't find a lead within the first 48 hours, their chances of solving a case are cut in half. The series shows how detectives use forensic evidence and witness interviews to help identify suspects.

Current cast
Dion Graham

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.