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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)

11:00 AM
"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
12:00 PM
"Reversal of Fortune; Running Scared"  A body is rolled up in a carpet and dumped on the side of a road; a 66-year-old Cuban man is shot dead in the street.  (Repeat) AETV
01:00 PM
"Stepping Up/Foul Shot"  A Dallas man is shot to death protecting a friend outside a nightclub; a basketball game turns deadly in Detroit.  (Repeat) AETV
04:00 PM
"The Boogie Man; Murder on Flowering Peach"  A body in the remains of a car; a home invasion leaves a man dead.  (Repeat) AETV
05:00 PM
"Torn; Gun Crazy"  A rookie detective tries to untangle a love triangle that turned deadly; detectives try to piece together what happened inside a car that left one person dead and another critically injured.  (Repeat) AETV
06:00 PM
"The Chase; One Shot"  A 69-year-old Navy veteran is murdered; two people seen fleeing a shooting may be witnesses.  (Repeat) AETV
07:00 PM
"Road Hazard; Cold"  A motorcycle club president is shot in the head after being forced off the road; a mother of seven is strangled to death in her apartment.  (Repeat) AETV
08:00 PM
"Pointless; Set Up"  A woman is shot and then immolated; homicide of a family of four.  (Repeat) AETV
09:00 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
10:01 PM
"Bad Love"  A young Oklahoma woman is shot in broad daylight; police Detective Justin Ritter believes witnesses to the crime are withholding information.  (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.