48 HRS and DATELINE I confess. I watch these shows slavishly. And I find them fascinating. But sometimes I know more about the featured case than is presented in the hour, which is of course a limited amount of time, but it does make me wonder about the slant of the shows. 48 HRS is going to feature an interview with Michael Tracey, I see, and I have to wonder if they are going to ask him tough questions about all of his other "suspects". 48 HRS covered the Nancy Seaman murder trial for the hatchet slaying of her estranged husband Robert which Nancy claimed was in self-defense. 48 HRS swooped down and a lot of people felt very disheartened, betrayed in fact, after they saw the show on the murder. DATELINE covered the murder trial of Justin Barber who claimed that his wife April was killed in a botched "robbery" not by him, as the jury believed. DATELINE was much more credulous towards the defendant than I would have been. I was very disappointed. So much of these shows, limited in time as they are, depends utterly on the editing of the material and that depends on their point of view. I have to wonder about their point of view. That should depend on the FACTS, nothing else.