Recap: Sleep Tight

The Strange World Of Sleep And Dreams

Recap: "Sleep Tight," Feb. 22

48 Hours reports on the strange world of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 7 of 10 adults say they have frequent sleep problems, while half have symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. Researchers say that sleep is being directly linked to quality of life.


Recap: "The End Of The Dream," Feb. 18, 10 p.m. ET/PT

Scott Scurlock was bright, handsome - and a prolific bank robber who loved taking enormous risks. A preacher's son, he at one point considered becoming a doctor. But the lure of illicit gain was too strong, and he became a criminal, first dealing drugs, then robbing banks. Known to police as "Hollywood" because of his elaborate disguises, Scurlock used his money to travel the world, and to build an enormous treehouse in a secluded Washington state forest. But with police closing in, the stakes rose higher. How far could he push his luck?


Friday: "Murder In Spokane," Feb. 15

From 1997 to 1999, at least a dozen women, mostly prostitutes, were murdered in Spokane, Wash. The deaths and the difficulty police had in finding the killer caught the attention of former Los Angeles Police detective Mark Fuhrman. Fuhrman began to publicly question police progress on the case. A controversy erupted.

48 Hours examines the chilling story of a serial killer on the loose, the women he terrorized, and the detectives trying desperately to solve the crime.


Recap: "Your Money Or Your Life," Feb. 11

Conducting a yearlong investigation, 48 Hours uncovered a black market organ transplant trade in the U. S. and abroad. Despite the fact that more than 80,000 Americans will need transplants this year, thousands will go unfulfilled due to a severe shortage of organ donors, a solution that few in the medical field will discuss is the controversial buying and selling of human organs.


Recap: "Precious Angels," Feb. 8

Darlie Routier is either a loving mom falsely accused of a heinous crime, or a cold-blooded murderer. On June 6th, 1996 police in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett received a 911 call from Darlie, claiming that an intruder had broken into her home, stabbed her and her two boys, Devon, 6, and Damon, 5. Both boys died. Darlie, badly cut on the neck and arms, survived.

But despite her injuries, police quickly began to suspect something was amiss with Darlie’s story. After an investigation, Darlie was arrested for capital murder. What happens? 48 Hours takes an inside look at this extraordinary case.


Recap: "Target: Terror," Jan. 30

On the eve of the Winter Olympic games, Salt Lake City is trying to enure its security. Is it ready? And how is security being changed since September 11?


Recap: "Double Jeopardy," Jan. 28, 2002

Brenda Schaefer disappeared on September 24, 1988. Her body was found more than a year later. Her family suspected her boyfriend, Mel Ignatow. Police arrested him and charged him with the crime. But despite a woman's witness testimony about the murder and the pictures she took at the time, Ignatow was acquitted at trial.

Two years later, a couple that bought Ignatow's home ripped up some carpeting and found the film, along with Brenda's missing jewelry. When the pictures were developed, there he was murdering Brenda just as the witness had testified. But since Ignatow had already been acquitted, there was nothing police could do about the murder. Will justice be served? Find out.


Friday: "By Two And Two," Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, 10 p.m. ET/PT

Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe are twin sisters. They are perhaps the first twin sisters charged with capital murder in U.S. history. They faced the same charge, and the same evidence. But while Betty Wilson was found guilty, and is serving a lifetime sentence in Alabama, Peggy was acquitted. Did one of the twins get away with murder? Or is one twin paying for her lifestyle by spending life in prison?


Recap: "Hostage," Jan. 21

48 HOURS has obtained an exclusive videotaped appeal for help from American hostages Martin and Gracia Burnham. As U. S. soldiers arrive in the Philippines in the next stage of the war on terrorism, Abu Sayyaf, a Philippine terrorist group with possible links to al Qaida, has held the Kansas couple for eight months on the Philippine island of Basilan. Susan Spencer reports.


Recap: "A Lot To Lose," Jan. 18

With the help of experts, 48 Hours examines the different weight-loss methods, diets and diet products being used in America today. Such controversial procedures as the Dr. Atkins diet, the Fobi pouch, and the “Fat Be Gone Ring” will come under scrutiny.


Recap: "Prisoners In Paradise," Jan. 16

48 Hours airs an encore report on a tropical murder mystery. Five Americans on a Caribbean Island - one turns up dead, and the others are charged with her murder. It was two weeks after the new year (2000) when the four Americans were charged. Everyone was shocked. William Labrador, the key defendant in the murder trial, speaks out from Her Majesty's Prison in Tortola about the crime.


Recap: "Bookie's Wife," Jan. 11

It's been more than three years since Texas bookie Bob Angleton was acquitted of his wife's murder, but his legal troubles are far from over. In fact, his future may hinge on crime writer who would rather go to jail than reveal sources.


Recap: "Web Of Seduction," Jan. 4
48 Hours shows you how a teen-ager's misuse of the computer swept one Florida family into an international Internet conspiracy.


Recap: "Your Wildest Dreams," Dec. 28

48 Hours takes an inside look at the world of rodeo and profiles three men who risk their lives to chase their dreams.


Recap: "All In The Family," December 21

48 Hours presents a series of remarkable stories of family love and devotion. From Center, Texas, to the backwoods of Maine, to the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack, you'll meet a variety of fascinating and compelling American families.


Recap: "A Company Of Heroes," December 14

They were heroes long before September 11. Rescue 1, an elite unit of highly trained New York City firefighters, come to the aid when fellow firefighters get into trouble. With extraordinary footage shot one month before the World Trade Center attack, 48 Hours profiles a new breed of an American hero, following the men of Rescue 1 as they save lives and ultimately lose eleven of their own.


Recap: "Addicted," December 12

Recent surveys indicate that more than nine million Americans abuse prescription medication. As part of a continuing cooperative project, 48 Hours and MTV examine how OxyContin, a powerful narcotic, is helping millions of chronic pain sufferers, but is also causing pain and suffering to thousands more.

48 Hours reports on Troy Swett, a 22-year-old OxyContin abuser with a $300-a-day addiction that started in 1997. Swett is struggling to kick the habit and with support from his family, he travels from his home in Maine, to California, to undergo a radical treatment called rapid detox.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says OxyContin abuse has grown faster than abuse of any other prescription medication.


Recap: "Twin Miracles," December 7

From the time she was a little girl, Emily Stark says she knew that twins were in her future. When she became pregnant last year, an ultrasound verified her premonition: she was carrying twins. Then she had another hunch: that they were joined. Doctors confirmed that she was right about that too.

Jane Clayson reports on the amazing story of how Emily and her husband Jim faced this unusual case.

At first, the Starks were devastated. But the twins were joined at the base of the spine and did not share any internal organs, which greatly improved their chances for survival. The Starks decided to keep the babies. Two months before the due date, Emily went into labor and deliveed her twin girls, Alexandra and Sydney.

After the birth, the Starks decided to separate the girls. But the surgery carried the risk of paralysis. Could the team of doctors succeed? Find out.


"The Fight To Forgive," Recap, December 5, 10 p.m. ET/PT

An FBI agent abandons his family. Twenty years later, in an effort to forgive his father, a son tries to track him down.


Recap: "A Family Torn Apart," December 3

To many, it seemed to be a perfect life. Jane and Bob Dorotik had been married for 30 years. But then it all turned sour. In February 2000, Bob disappeared. Early the next morning, his body was found by a mountain road near their home. He had been beaten and strangled.

Three days later police arrested Jane for murder. She claimed she was completely innocent, and said that she loved her husband. But police say she had ample motive. The couple, who had separated and reconciled once, were reportedly not getting along. '

But many people close to Jane, including her daughter Claire, insist Jane is innocent and believe the real killer remains at large. Jane's attorneys came up with an unusual way to defend their client - and their strategy tears the family apart. But will it work?


Recap: "Murder In Las Vegas," November 16

A Las Vegas real estate millionaire is brutally murdered and authorities point to an unlikely suspect.


Recap: "Out Of Control," November 9

48 Hours reports on several families desperate to control their children’s behavior. Is drug treatment a dangerous prescription? Who gets to decide?


Recap: The Rookies, November 2

48 Hours reports on the struggles of three rookies in San Antonio: A new policeman, a new D.A., and a new probation officer. Will they make it?


Recap: Double Life, October 26

48 Hours reports on two amazing stories of men leading double lives.

  • For 25 years, Gerald Barnes treated patients for everything from colds to cancer. But he wasn't a doctor. How did he pull off this incredible masquerade?
  • And: He told people that his name was Daniel Catalano, and that he was an original member of the music group Sha Na Na. But police said he was actually a convicted child murderer who has been on the lam for decades.