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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

  • Space Exploration

    A scrap of metallic Mylar could be part of an early U.S. satellite; Andy Warhol's artwork could be on the moon; possible prototype for a NASA space boot. (60 minutes)

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  • A propeller from a World War II drone; wooden club may belong to Theodore Roosevelt; letter possibly written by Clara Barton voices concern about a soldier. (60 minutes)

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  • Iwo Jima Map, Copperhead Cane, Theremin

    A hand-drawn map taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during World War II; a cane topped with a coiled snake; origins of the Theremin. (60 minutes)

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  • Japanese characters carved into a cane may unlock a family's past in a World War II relocation camp; wooden telescope; drawing of an eight-pound gold nugget. (60 minutes)

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  • Lauste Film Clip; Baker's Gold; Transatlantic Cable

    Strip of film may be connected to "talking" movies; etchings of gold nuggets; fragment may have been from the trans-Atlantic cable. (60 minutes)

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