Unlike most other newsmagazines, 48 Hours devotes its entire hour to one topic. In the earliest years of the programme, it would focus exclusively on the events which happened in a two day time span, thus the name. Dan Rather was assigned to anchor the newsmagazine, allegedly to prevent the type of internal infighting that killed another attempt at a newsmagazine, "West 57th". Intriguingly, one of the correspondents is Bernard Goldberg, who would go on to become a notable critic of CBS and Dan Rather. The show's theme is the unmistakeable work of Edd Kalehoff. The titles use heavy CGI of a camera.