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History Detectives

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

Premiered: July 14, 2003

Rating: TV-PG

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HISTORY DETECTIVES (Monday at 9/8c, PBS) The popular summer series goes into space for its eighth-season opener. One segment investigates whether art from Andy Warhol and five other major modern artists was smuggled onto the Moon in 1969 aboard the A… Read more

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Our Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map, Transistor Radio, Club Continental Card Season 10, Episode 7 Oct 9, 2012 $1.99

Explore stories about a WWI poster, a map of Valley Forge, a transistor radio and a 70-year-old business card.

Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger's Notebook, Hollywood Indian Ledger Season 10, Episode 6 Oct 2, 2012 $2.99

Get the facts about a Vietnamese soldier's diary, a bootlegger's notebook and a Hollywood Indian ledger.

Titanic Frame, Nazi Spy Toys, Woolworth Sign Season 10, Episode 5 Aug 7, 2012 $2.99

Get the facts about a disputed picture frame, Woolworth signs, German toy soldiers and a book of liquor recipes.

Bird of War, Marshall House Flag, War Spoils-Peace Chief, Lincoln Oath Season 10, Episode 4 Jul 31, 2012 $2.99

Learn the truth about an evocative symbol, a swatch of fabric, Native American clothing and a Lincoln signature.

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Sat Oct 17 5:00pm
Hot Town Poster, Face Jug, Lost City of Gold(Season 8, Episode 8) PBS

A poster that shows a stern police officer and the words "Hot Town---Pigs in the Street" is investigated; the history behind a peculiar piece of pottery. Also: etchings on a rock in Phoenix' South Mountain Park that may show that Spanish explorer Fray Marc (more…)

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Sat Oct 24 5:00pm
Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five(Season 8, Episode 9) PBS

A 1946 baseball scorecard for Jackie Robinson's All-Stars from Forbes Field in Pittsburgh that indicates Robinson played in an integrated game in a big-league park before 1947, the year he broke Major League Baseball's 20th-century color line; a basket wit (more…)

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