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** The case of Andre Jones had the mother of the man, in the original broadcast, say that someone in the jail he was held in claim that police had referred to him by a derogatory term. In subsequent airings of the segment, the offensive word is blanked out.
** The case of the late Reggie White's church vandalism and bombing had racial epithets written on the wall which were completely censored in the Spike TV airings.
** In the Rachel Timmerman case, when recreating the scene when her body was discovered, initially the actress was portrayed as nude, like Timmerman was when she was found (albeit from a distance away). Later airings had the woman's barely visible nudity as blurred out.
** Terri [=McClure=] was murdered via a BoomHeadshot and was depicted as being found sitting upright in her car. Airings in syndication have completely obscured the gruesome sight of her bloody head.
** Similarly, the [[NightmareFuel gruesome]] death of Captain Jeffrey Digman (which is in all likelihood a homicide) shows the crime scene photo of his body, but later airings would blur out his blood-covered head/face.


* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/MatthewMcConaughey, Creator/DanielDaeKim, [[Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]], Creator/JamiesonPrice, Creator/DougJones, and [[Series/MadTV Stephanie Weir]] in addition to Taran, mentioned above,all made early appearances on the show.


* ChannelHop: From Creator/{{NBC}} (1987-1997) to Creator/{{CBS}} (1997-1999) to Creator/{{Lifetime}} (2001-2002) to Creator/SpikeTV (2008-2010). 2008-2010 reruns currently air on Escape and Amazon and Hulu have begun streaming original episodes with updates on cases since solved. Most recently thanks to [=FilmRise=], [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzirOgADPOz0eapgwBcX9Gw every season of Unsolved Mysteries is now up on [=Youtube=] for free]] as of February 2019.

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* ChannelHop: From Creator/{{NBC}} (1987-1997) to Creator/{{CBS}} (1997-1999) to Creator/{{Lifetime}} (2001-2002) to Creator/SpikeTV (2008-2010).(2008-2010) to Creator/{{Netflix}} (2020). 2008-2010 reruns currently air on Escape and Amazon and Hulu have begun streaming original episodes with updates on cases since solved. Most recently thanks to [=FilmRise=], [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzirOgADPOz0eapgwBcX9Gw every season of Unsolved Mysteries is now up on [=Youtube=] for free]] as of February 2019.


** The show treated the paranormal segments with as much reverence and seriousness as they did for any other category. As skepticism has become more mainstream into the 2010s and 20s, many present-day viewers may find these segments more silly than scary or compelling.

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** The show treated the paranormal segments with as much reverence and seriousness as they did for any other category. As skepticism functionalist "skepticism" [[note]]a real skeptic is someone undecided and seeking more information[[/note]] has become more mainstream popular into the 2010s and 20s, many present-day viewers may find these segments more silly than scary or compelling.compelling. This is a real YMMV, as plenty of viewers still contribute to message boards talking about enjoying the paranormal stories, and there are special DVD box sets devoted exclusively to them.


** The show treated the paranormal segments with as much reverence and seriousness as they did for any other category. As skepticism has become more mainstream into the 2010s and 20s, many present-day viewers may find the paranormal segments more silly than scary or compelling.

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** The show treated the paranormal segments with as much reverence and seriousness as they did for any other category. As skepticism has become more mainstream into the 2010s and 20s, many present-day viewers may find the paranormal these segments more silly than scary or compelling.

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** The show treated the paranormal segments with as much reverence and seriousness as they did for any other category. As skepticism has become more mainstream into the 2010s and 20s, many present-day viewers may find the paranormal segments more silly than scary or compelling.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted, now for the majority of the series. Much to the delight of fans, the original Robert Stack episodes of Unsolved Mysteries were finally made available for streaming, uploaded to Hulu and Amazon Prime. However, several segments are missing due to legal reasons or not being able to have the segment restored. Missing segments include the Orange Sock murders, Mike Riemer/Diana Robertson, Luis Diaz, Dave Davis, the entire short-lived ''Final Appeal'' series, and more. The only way to ever see these segments are if anyone uploads old recordings on the Internet.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted, now for the majority of the series. Much to the delight of fans, the original Robert Stack episodes of Unsolved Mysteries were finally made available for streaming, uploaded to Hulu and Amazon Prime. It's also on Pluto TV on continuous. However, several segments are missing due to legal reasons or not being able to have the segment restored. Missing segments include the Orange Sock murders, Mike Riemer/Diana Robertson, Luis Diaz, Dave Davis, the entire short-lived ''Final Appeal'' series, and more. The only way to ever see these segments are if anyone uploads old recordings on the Internet.


** Even with YouTube episodes and Amazon Prime; there are still a number of missing segments in full episodes that Unsolved Mysteries can no longer get the rights too. This is due to police departments no longer allowing the case to be broadcasted or unsolved cases becoming closed due to the statute of limitations expiring.

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** Even with YouTube episodes and Amazon Prime; there are still a number of missing segments in full episodes that Unsolved Mysteries can no longer get the rights too. This is due to police departments no longer allowing the case to be broadcasted or unsolved cases becoming closed due to the statute of limitations expiring.

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* NamesTheSame: Of a 1930's radio show, which also featured crime stories.


** The "Tallman's Ghost" segment (better known as the Haunted Bunk Bed segment) is absent from streaming, though it w as included on the now out of print "Ghosts" DVD set.

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** The "Tallman's Ghost" segment (better known as the Haunted Bunk Bed segment) is absent from streaming, though it w as was included on the now out of print "Ghosts" DVD set.

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** The "Tallman's Ghost" segment (better known as the Haunted Bunk Bed segment) is absent from streaming, though it w as included on the now out of print "Ghosts" DVD set.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted, now for the majority of the series. Much to the delight of fans, the original Robert Stack episodes of Unsolved Mysteries were finally made available for streaming, uploaded to Hulu and Amazon Prime. However, several segments are missing due to legal reasons or not being able to have the segment restored. Missing segments include the Orange Sock murders, Mike Riemer/Diana Robertson, Luis Diaz, Dave Davis, the entire short-lived ''Final Appeal'' series, and more.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted, now for the majority of the series. Much to the delight of fans, the original Robert Stack episodes of Unsolved Mysteries were finally made available for streaming, uploaded to Hulu and Amazon Prime. However, several segments are missing due to legal reasons or not being able to have the segment restored. Missing segments include the Orange Sock murders, Mike Riemer/Diana Robertson, Luis Diaz, Dave Davis, the entire short-lived ''Final Appeal'' series, and more. The only way to ever see these segments are if anyone uploads old recordings on the Internet.


!!General Trivia
* Many of Stack's narrative segments were filmed at the [[http://pasadenamasonic.org/ Pasadena Masonic Temple]]. The old-fashioned exterior "suggested ghostly spirits" to the producers.
* Stack once said he viewed his narrative role as something like the stage manager in ''Theatre/OurTown''.
* Robert Stack had an "Unexplained" event in his own life. A very private person, he would never fully disclose details, but it may have had something to do with his mother. He was known to believe in an afterlife and in Ernest Holmes' Science of Mind philosophy. He did many segments on Catholic miracles including [[Film/TheSongOfBernadette Lourdes]] and Fatima. He was of Italian heritage on his mother's side and may well have remained a Catholic.

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* WordOfGod: Some family members of those involved in certain segments have stated online the outcome of some mysteries that weren't revealed during the Dennis Ferina era of the show. For example, [[http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/showthread.php?t=139894 Jenny Pratt's sister revealed]] that Jenny's attacker (who left her with brain damage) was eventually found, but unfortunately, he committed suicide before he could be brought to justice.
* Many of Stack's narrative segments were filmed at the [[http://pasadenamasonic.org/ Pasadena Masonic Temple]]. The old-fashioned exterior "suggested ghostly spirits" to the producers.
* Stack once said he viewed his narrative role as something like the stage manager in ''Theatre/OurTown''.
* Robert Stack had an "Unexplained" event in his own life. A very private person, he would never fully disclose details, but it may have had something to do with his mother. He was known to believe in an afterlife and in Ernest Holmes' Science of Mind philosophy. He did many segments on Catholic miracles including [[Film/TheSongOfBernadette Lourdes]] and Fatima. He was of Italian heritage on his mother's side and may well have remained a Catholic.

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* WordOfGod: Some family members of those involved in certain segments have stated online the outcome of some mysteries that weren't revealed during the Dennis Ferina Farina era of the show. For example, [[http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/showthread.php?t=139894 Jenny Pratt's sister revealed]] that Jenny's attacker (who left her with brain damage) was eventually found, but unfortunately, he committed suicide before he could be brought to justice.
* Many of Stack's narrative segments were filmed at the [[http://pasadenamasonic.org/ Pasadena Masonic Temple]]. The old-fashioned exterior "suggested ghostly spirits" to the producers.
* Stack once said he viewed his narrative role as something like the stage manager in ''Theatre/OurTown''.
* Robert Stack had an "Unexplained" event in his own life. A very private person, he would never fully disclose details, but it may have had something to do with his mother. He was known to believe in an afterlife and in Ernest Holmes' Science of Mind philosophy. He did many segments on Catholic miracles including [[Film/TheSongOfBernadette Lourdes]] and Fatima. He was of Italian heritage on his mother's side and may well have remained a Catholic.
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** After years of segments being removed from YouTube for copyright violations, since February/March 2019, [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzirOgADPOz0eapgwBcX9Gw the show has its own YouTube channel]], thanks to Film-Rise, with every original episode from its first run uploaded, complete with updates when available-- for free!

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** After years of segments being removed from YouTube [=YouTube=] for copyright violations, since February/March 2019, [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzirOgADPOz0eapgwBcX9Gw the show has its own YouTube channel]], thanks to Film-Rise, with every original episode from its first run uploaded, complete with updates when available-- for free!

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