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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

  • A North Vietnamese soldier's diary; notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor; ledger sheds light on how American Indian actors were treated in Hollywood. (60 minutes)

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  • Hot Town Poster; Face Jug; Lost City of Gold

    A poster suggests a battle is brewing; face jug; an inscription may indicate when Spanish settlers first arrived in America. (60 minutes)

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  • World War I poster; a map of Valley Forge that George Washington may have used during the American Revolution; transistor radio; business card may tie a man's father to Prohibition-era underworld crime. (60 minutes)

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  • Jackie Robinson All-Stars; Modoc Basket; Special Agent Five

    A 1940s Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard; meaning of the name Toby, worked into the weave of a basket; why J. Edgar Hoover endorsed a radio script. (60 minutes)

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