History Detectives

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History Detectives, Wes Cowan, Gwen Wright, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray

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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 Apollo 12 lunar module, on an unauthorized ceramic mini-canvas...  Read Full Article

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Season 10, Episode 7
Explore stories about a WWI poster, a map of Valley Forge, a transistor radio and a 70-year-old business card.

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Subscription | Amazon Prime Aired: 10/2/2012

Season 10, Episode 6
Get the facts about a Vietnamese soldier's diary, a bootlegger's notebook and a Hollywood Indian ledger.

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Subscription | Amazon Prime Aired: 8/7/2012

Season 10, Episode 5
Get the facts about a disputed picture frame, Woolworth signs, German toy soldiers and a book of liquor recipes.

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Subscription | Amazon Prime Aired: 7/31/2012

Season 10, Episode 4
Learn the truth about an evocative symbol, a swatch of fabric, Native American clothing and a Lincoln signature.

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Matt's Picks for the Week of June 21

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 Apollo 12 lunar module, on an unauthorized ceramic mini-canvas... read more

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Question: I just finished reading your 6/30 column, and I agree with your answer about what was worth watching on broadcast TV. I did want to point out that there is another series on PBS that is definitely worth watching: History Detectives. Granted, I am somewhat of a history buff, but I find this show really interesting and a great way to spend Monday night. I really love how, for the most part, the histories they investigate are personal and brought to the detectives' attention by someone with a connection to that particular piece of history. I don't know if you have taken the time to watch it, but if not, I highly recommend it. Answer: Thanks for the reminder/tip. It's a solid show, I agree, and when you mentioned Mondays on PBS, I also realized I'd forgotten to make note of Antiques Roadshow, which is a favorite of my family (as I'm always reminded this time of year, when I go back home for reunions and holidays). Really, you can't go wrong many nights by turning to PBS if yo ... read more

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Premiered: July 01, 2003, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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