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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

  • Sideshow Babies; Lubin Photos; Navajo Rug

    Baby may have been exhibited in an incubator at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair; early movie mogul Siegmund Lubin; Navajo rug. (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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  • Tokyo Rose Recording; Crazy Horse Photo; WWII Diary

    Recording may hold evidence used in the World War II treason trial of Iva Tugori; possible photo of Lakota warrior Crazy Horse. (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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  • Amelia Earhart Plane; Fillmore Pardon; Boxcar Home

    Plane fragment may be a piece of Amelia Earhart's plane; presidential pardon signed by Millard Fillmore; home may have been constructed from a railroad boxcar. (60 minutes)

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