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Inside the Scene of the ’48 Hours’ Crime

With four floors, 50,000 square feet, 400 lamps and no walls (not even for the bathroom), Boracayan was one American couple’s Costa Rican paradise. That was until one of them was shot dead.

And since that’s where all “48 Hours” stories start, correspondent Susan Spencer takes viewers back to the scene of the crime — or was it a suicide? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow night to find out on the season premiere of the long-running CBS News true crime series. But first take a look inside this amazing paradise on a rainforest mountaintop, that you probably won’t see anytime soon on House Hunters International.

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‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Best Q1 Since 1994

It was a strong first quarter for “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.” The top-rated Sunday morning show averaged 5.83 million viewers, its best Q1 delivery since 1994.

“Sunday Morning” posted a 4.0/11 in households and a 1.6/08 in the A25-54 demographic for the quarter, its best Q1 delivery since 1995 and 2008, respectively. Compared to the year-ago quarter, the show was up +7% in viewers, +5% in households and +14% in the demo.

The program is also up +7% in both viewers and the demo and +8% in households season-to-date.

Among the stories this Sunday, correspondent Susan Spencer speaks with Rachel Robinson, widow of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Robinson’s rookie year is the subject of the upcoming film “42.”

CBS News Correspondents Reflect On 25 Years Of ’48 Hours’

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the primetime CBS newmsagazine “48 Hours.”

To honor the program, a number of correspondents reflect on their time working on stories for the show. Below, Maureen Maher talks about what types of stories she seeks out.

Correspondents Richard Schlesinger, Susan Spencer, Troy Roberts, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant and others give their takes here.

The Ticker: Wilkow, Kenny, Mystery

  • TheBlaze, Glenn Beck‘s web-TV venture is adding a “primetime” commentary program to its lineup. Sirius/XM talk radio host Andrew Wilkow will join the company and host his own hour-long program, starting later this Summer. A name and launch date are yet to be determined. TheBlaze (formerly GBTV) now has 35 hours of original programming a week.
  • “PBS NewsHour” is adding Justin Kenny as foreign editor. Kenny joins PBS from Reuters where he most recently been North America news editor. Kenny started his career as a desk assistant for PBS back in 1994.
  • CBS’ “48 Hours Mystery” was the number one TV show on total viewers and adults 25-54 on Saturday, according to Nielsen. The program drew 4.71 million viewers and a 1.2 rating/0.4 share in the demo. The episode featured Susan Spencer following up on a report that rocked a family in Georgia.