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History Detectives

Description

Digging deeper into the complexities of historical mysteries, this popular PBS program uses traditional investigative techniques, modern technologies and old-fashioned legwork to provide new insights into our national history, and oftentimes presents a human story associated with age-old artifacts. The hosts include appraiser Wes Cowan, art historian Elyse Luray, and authors and professors Gwen Wright and Tukufu Zuberi.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Andrew Jackson's Mouth; Barton Letter; Spybook

    Sculpture piece may be part of one that featured Andrew Jackson; Clara Barton letter; a notebook may have belonged to a World War I spy. (60 minutes)

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  • A 1960s poster suggests a battle between citizens and police; carving of Andrew Jackson; a basket tells the story of a Modoc War heroine. (60 minutes)

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  • Cromwell Dixon; Bartlett Sketchbook; Duke Ellington Plates

    Pilot Cromwell Dixon was America's youngest barnstormer; sketchbook may illustrate the first U.S.-Mexican border survey; metal plates could be the first copy of "Take the A Train." (60 minutes)

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  • A camera may have been used to photograph President Truman; Civil War doll may have been used to smuggle medicine; a 15th-century map shows how Europe colonized Florida. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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