History Detectives

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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

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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 $2.99

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 $1.99

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

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Lost Gold Ship; John Hunt Morgan Saddle; Cesar Chavez Banner
01:09 — Lost Gold Ship; John Hunt Morgan Saddle; Cesar Chavez Banner
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America's top gumshoes are back for a 10th season.
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America's top gumshoes are back for a 10th season.

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Sat Dec 16 5:00pm
Lauste 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.

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Sat Dec 23 5:00pm
Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook(Season 8, Episode 4) PBS

A sculpture of Andrew Jackson that was dismembered more than 150 years ago; a letter about a Civil War soldier from Red Cross founder Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pa.; a notebook that may have belonged to a WWI spy.

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  • Premiered: July 14, 2003
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers. (more)

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