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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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  • Clint Black's turn-of-the-20th-century book of wanted posters; whether a piece of molten metal came from a B-25 Bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building. (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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  • The meaning of a symbol of a bird dropping a bomb; a tiny swatch of tattered red fabric may be tied to the U.S. Civil War. (60 minutes)

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  • Korean War Letter; Diana; Lookout Mt. Painting

    A woman searches for a man who may have saved her father's life during the Korean War; author of a lesbian autobiography. (60 minutes)

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