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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

  • Frank Zappa Collage; Beatles Autographs; Bob Dylan Guitar

    Electric Fender Stratocaster that may have been used by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival; autographs allegedly signed during the Beatles' 1964 tour of the U.S. (60 minutes)

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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)

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  • Fiery Cross; Civil War Deringers; Motown Amp

    The search for a man whose name is engraved on a rare matched set of Civil War-era pistols; the story behind an old 78 rpm; a battered Ampeg B-15 amp. (60 minutes)

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  • Chicago Clock; Universal Friends; War Dog Letter

    A clock may have kept time for the entire Midwest during the 19th century; a document connected to a religious sect founded by a woman does not include her name. (60 minutes)

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