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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

  • U.S. World War II propaganda leaflet; Tiffany window artists; two descendants of Spanish Civil War soldiers unite. (60 minutes)

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  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre; Booth Letter; Cemetery Alarm

    Shotgun may have belonged to one of Al Capone's men; letter indicates that John Wilkes Booth's father threatened to kill President Andrew Jackson. (60 minutes)

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  • A raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I; Ronald McDonald costume. (60 minutes)

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  • 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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