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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

  • Korean War Letter; Diana; Lookout Mt. Painting

    A woman searches for a man who may have saved her father's life during the Korean War; author of a lesbian autobiography. (60 minutes)

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  • A picture frame that may have come from the Titanic or Lusitania; Woolworth signs; toy soldiers; journal full of liquor recipes. (60 minutes)

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  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre; George Washington Miniature; Stalag 17

    A 12-gauge shotgun may have been part of the St. Valentine's Day massacre; miniature painting of George Washington's profile. (60 minutes)

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  • 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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