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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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  • Lauste Film Clip; Baker's Gold; Transatlantic Cable

    Strip of film may be connected to "talking" movies; etchings of gold nuggets; fragment may have been from the trans-Atlantic cable. (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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  • Andrew Jackson's Mouth; Barton Letter; Spybook

    Sculpture piece may be part of one that featured Andrew Jackson; Clara Barton letter; a notebook may have belonged to a World War I spy. (60 minutes)

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  • Clint Black's turn-of-the-20th-century book of wanted posters; whether a piece of molten metal came from a B-25 Bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building. (60 minutes)

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