Sat Sep 5 5:00pm
History DetectivesIwo Jima Map, Copperhead Cane, Theremin(Season 8, Episode 2) PBS

The history behind a map taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during the WWII battle of Iwo Jima; the origins of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments, and whether a New Mexico man owns one. Also: a coiled-snake cane with ties (more…)

Sat Sep 12 5:00pm
History DetectivesLauste Film Clip, Baker's Gold, Transatlantic Cable(Season 8, Episode 3) PBS

A collector who may possess part of the first talking movie; a Cape Cod beachcomber's discovery of what may be a section of the first transatlantic cable. Also: the story behind sketches of five- and eight-pound gold nuggets.