48 things you didn't know about "48 Hours"

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25. When "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts asked a prisoner why he committed murder, he replied, "I was bored."

26. 48 Hours producer Paul LaRosa has written four true crime books and a memoir.

27. While working on a story in Russia, "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts was arrested by undercover police in a rural town outside Moscow, thrown into the back of an unmarked car with a gun pointed at him by two officers who smelled of alcohol, and taken to the police station, where he sat in a Russian cell for hours. It was a shakedown for cash.

28. "48 Hours" senior executive producer Susan Zirinsky was the inspiration for Holly Hunter's character as a television news producer in the Oscar-nominated film "Broadcast News".

29. The man convicted of killing motivational speaker Jeffrey Locker told "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger, "I knew it wasn't murder. I just happened to be the building he jumped off."

30. A prison official once offered to keep an inmate in jail a few more days to accommodate 48 Hours producer Gail Zimmerman's schedule. She said no thank you.

31. 48 Hours has investigated 12 cases of murder where the victim's body was not found.

32. 48 Hours helped solve a cold case of a murdered 16-year-old Jane Doe after forensic artist Gloria Nusse reconstructed her skull from clay. Jane Doe was identified and her killer was brought to justice.

33. The most unusual gift: After interviewing a killer, correspondent Susan Spencer was leaving the Indiana prison when officials thanked her for coming and gave her a Wabash Valley Correctional Facility tote bag.

34. Six minutes into shooting a 48 Hours story on California bank robberies, a bank robber led cops and 48 Hours on a freeway chase that ended at the Mexico border.

35. While covering an unrelated story in St. Louis, 48 Hours producer Shoshanah Wolfson witnessed a detective confront a car full of suspects at gunpoint.

36. An accused murderer once said on the witness stand, "I'm not stupid. I know that cellphones can be tracked. I watch 48 Hours." The cellphone evidence helped convict him.

37. A 48 Hours producer accidentally left a bag of tools inside the dormitory of a maximum-security jail for sex offenders.

38. During an interview with 48 Hours correspondent Richard Schlesinger, an attorney and friend of a wealthy perpetrator actually said, on camera, "If you want the hoochie, you gotta buy the Gucci."

39. Twenty years after an 18-year-old girl was murdered, correspondent Erin Moriarty interviewed Joe Ture, the man police always believed had killed her. After the story aired, dozens of women came forward saying Ture had attacked them, too. Police were finally able to convict him of the young girl's murder and later tied him to the murder of a mother and her two children from a nearby town.

40. Former St. Louis firefighter Nick Koenig was shot three times in a 2009 home invasion. A bullet lodged near his spine was left in, too dangerous to remove. After an interview with 48 Hours, he called to say he'd been in a car accident; he was fine but he coughed up the bullet. The crew went back to reinterview him and see the bullet.

41. Before he became famous, Oscar nominated director Darren Aronofsky was profiled on a 48 Hours show called "Making It," which followed him at the Sundance Film Festival.

42. A defense attorney once based his plea for a pardon on a 48 Hours broadcast. It worked.

43. A corrections official, whose prison killed convicts by electric chair, told correspondent Richard Schlesinger, "We want to provide a smooth delivery of service."

44. 48 Hours staff members have included children of a U.S. senator, a world-famous Broadway composer, a legendary broadcaster, a noted presidential biographer and the grandson of actress Angela Lansbury, a CBS icon with her long-running series, "Murder, She Wrote."

45. 48 Hours producer Judy Tygard once leaned out of a truck going 60 miles per hour on the L.A. freeway to hand her crew videotape.

46. 48 Hours marriages: Whether meeting in the office, on a story or in the field, there have been 16 unions.

47. 48 Hours is watched in 36 countries.

48. After 40 years with CBS News and 20 years with 48 Hours, correspondent Harold Dow was doing what he loved most, reporting at 48 Hours. He left work one night and died of an asthma attack on his way home.