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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

  • Stalag 17 Portrait; Seadrome; Black Tom Shell

    A sketch of a man while he was a prisoner in a German war camp; the Seadrome, a floating airport anchored to the ocean floor. (60 minutes)

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  • PsychoPhone; War Dog Letter; Pancho Villa Watch Fob

    Thomas Edison created the PsychoPhone to record messages from the afterlife; a World War II soldier's letter; watch fob commemorates murderous raid. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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  • Civil War Bridge; Scottsboro Boys Stamp; Duke Ellington Plates

    Site where a bridge may have been burned during the Civil War; stamp may be connected to a landmark civil rights case. (60 minutes)

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  • Manhattan Project; Galleon Shipwreck; Creole Poems

    Invention may have been used to build the atomic bomb; a 23-pound block of beeswax; French manuscript could be love poems. (60 minutes)

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

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