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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

  • 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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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • Hindenburg Artifact; John Adams Book; Birthplace of Hip Hop

    A metal box that may have been recovered from the Hindenburg crash site; a book that may have belonged to President John Adams. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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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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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.
  • Mussolini Dagger; Liberia Letter; N.E.A.R. Device

    Dagger may have belonged to Benito Mussolini; letter may indicate a family's participation in post-slavery exodus to Liberia. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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  • WB Cartoons; Galvez Papers; Mussolini Dagger

    A box of cartoon drawings and cels tells a story of the early days of animation; why a regional governor signed a slave's emancipation papers. (60 minutes)

    ScheduleChannelAudioHD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.

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