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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
"Night Out; One Gram"  A bystander is murdered when a brawl turns into a gunfight; a shooting victim's 911 calls may hold the answer to his killer's identity.  (Repeat) AETV
03:00 PM
"Gun Fight; The Ring"  A man is killed during a gunfight in Kansas City, Mo.; a missing diamond ring may be the key to solving the stabbing death of a young mother.  (Repeat) AETV
04:00 PM
"Massacre in Little Haiti; Exposed"  Miami police detectives hope the two survivors of a corner-store massacre can identify the shooter who killed two others; a Cleveland man is found strangled in his apartment.  (Repeat) AETV
05:00 PM
"Uncommon Valor"  Dallas police detectives sift through a web of lies to find the person who gunned down a good Samaritan.  (Repeat) AETV
06:00 PM
"Nightmare in Greedy Grove; Good Man Down"  A drive-by shooting in Dallas leads to the death of an innocent bystander; a young Cleveland father is killed as he attempts to break up a fight.  (Repeat) AETV
07:00 PM
"Down in Overtown; Breaking Point"  A young father is gunned down after a night of gambling, and Detective Emiliano Tamayo has to figure out who would have killed him over $20; in Dallas, a child's birthday party turns deadly.  (Repeat) AETV
08:00 PM
"Safe House"  Dallas homicide detectives discover nearly $1 million in the home of a man who was shot on his front porch; two violent suspects are tracked.  (Repeat) AETV
09:00 PM
"Bound and Burned"  A Dallas police detective must unravel a robbery plot when the body of an expectant father is found bound and burned in a creek bed.  (Repeat) AETV
10:01 PM
"Deadly Secret; Behind Closed Doors"  A young Dallas father's secret may have led to his shooting death; Cleveland detectives have little to work with as they probe the case of a mother who was strangled in her kitchen.  (Repeat) AETV
11:02 PM
"Run and Gun; Lonesome Highway"  A New Orleans police detective hunts for the killers of a recent high-school graduate; an unidentified woman is found shot and dumped on the side of a Dallas highway.  (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.