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History Detectives

Description

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Yakima Canutt's Saddle; The Ni'ihau Incident; Civil War Cannon

    In the Season 9 premiere, an investigation of mysterious airplane parts leads to Hawaii and a story that's often overshadowed by the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also: an attempt to match metal shavings to the correct Civil War cannon; how rodeo star Yakima Cunutt changed Hollywood movie-making. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) helps uncover the story behind a poster that shows two black WWI soldiers. Also:a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that may have been used by George Washington; a transistor radio that may be one of the first of its kind; a Prohibition-era business card that may reveal a man's father's underworld ties. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • World War II Leaflets; Tiffany Window; Spanish Civil War Eulogy

    A WWII propaganda leaflet is deciphered; cherished family heirloom, a watercolor, is linked to Tiffany stained glass. Also: a nephew and a son of two Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War are united. (60 minutes)

    ScheduleChannelAudioHD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • A Kit Carson biography that may have belonged to his family members; a saddle linked to Hollywood stuntman Yakima Canutt; "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" sheet music with a curious inscription; a basket that may have been woven by a pivotal player in the Modoc Indian wars. (60 minutes)

    ScheduleChannelAudioHD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.

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