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48 Hours Tonight, February 2023 & This Week’s Episode on CBS
More than two decades after 48 HOURS correspondent Erin Moriarty began reporting on the case of a missing 12-year-old girl from Friendswood, Texas, there is finally a conclusion. What no one knew when Laura Smither first went missing in 1997 was that she had been the victim of a serial killer. William Reece would go on to murder three young women that same year before he was eventually identified by DNA. Moriarty, who has been on the trail since 1997, has the latest in “The Daughters Who Disappeared,” to be broadcast Saturday, Jan. 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+.
The broadcast marks 48 HOURS’ 35th anniversary. 48 HOURS launched as a regular series on Jan. 19, 1988. Since then, the show has evolved into television’s true-crime leader and one of the most successful docuseries in history. Today it is the #1 non-sports broadcast on Saturday nights and has held that slot for 16 consecutive years.
48 HOURS: “The Daughters Who Disappeared” is produced by Sarah Prior and Richard Fetzer. Shaheen Tokhi is the associate producer and Dylan Gordon is the associate producer, archives. Nancy Bautista is the broadcast associate. Ken Blum, Gary Winter and George Baluzy are the editors. Lourdes Aguiar is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
At 9:00 PM, 48 HOURS and Moriarty immerse viewers in the case of a killer who eluded police for 31 years, then was identified in just two hours by genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, in an encore of “A Killer in the Family Tree.”
On Saturday January 28 2023 at 10:00 PM, CBS broadcasts the episode of “48 Hours”.
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Just days after Amanda Perrault made allegations of abuse against her husband, Eatonton, Ga., police officer Seth Perrault, he reported that she took her life by shooting herself. Immediately, investigators weren’t buying Perrault’s story. Based in part on the crime scene, including the position of her body in the couple’s bed, and allegations of abuse, the sheriff got a warrant for Perrault’s arrest and took him into custody. But when the autopsy report was released by the medical examiner, declaring Amanda’s death a suicide, Perrault’s lawyer said it would prove he was innocent. But would a jury agree? 48 HOURS contributor Anne-Marie Green reports on the events leading up to what happened the day Perrault reported his wife died in “The Death of an Officer’s Wife,” to be broadcast Saturday, Jan. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+.
“I believe Seth Perrault was an individual that had a lot of people fooled,” District Attorney Wright Barksdale said. “I think he hid behind a badge and wore a mask every day. Nice house, nice car, law enforcement. But behind that door to that house, he was pretty abusive.”
48 HOURS: “The Death of an Officer’s Wife” is produced by Judy Rybak. Michelle Sigona and Anthony Venditti are the development producers. Shaheen Tokhi is the field producer. Lauren Turner Dunn is the associate producer. Jud Johnston, Marcus Balsam, Marlon Disla and Wini Dini are the editors. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
At 9:00 PM, 48 HOURS and Michelle Miller, co-host of CBS SATURDAY MORNING, investigate the murder of Ally Kostial, a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and the digital trail investigators followed to find her killer in an encore of “What Ally Kostial Didn’t Know.”
Airdate: 10:00 PM Saturday 28 January 2023 on CBS
Cast of 48 Hours
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