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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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3-D Cuban Missile Crisis
56:46 — A woman in Portland, Oregon, has a portable projection screen that may have helped save the Free World. It came her way with a letter stating that in (more…)
Preview: Cuban Missile Crisis connections
00:30 — The detectives investigate a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections, what could be an early 'Amos 'n' Andy' record and a pai (more…)
Kit Carson Family Secrets
13:28 — Charles Burns of Bakersfield, purchased this leather bound edition of Life and Adventures of Kit Carson at the estate sale of a Wild West book collect (more…)
Mysteries from the Wild West
53:09 — We investigate four stories from the American West. Did this biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family? Then (more…)

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Sat Nov 28 5:00pm
Siberian Bullet; John Brown Pike; Ronald McDonald Costume(Season 9, Episode 3) PBS

A spear that may have been used in abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry; why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I; whether a Ronald McDonald costume was used in the first national Ronald McDonald ad campaign.

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Sat Dec 5 5:00pm
African-American Comic Book; Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric; Civil War Letters(Season 9, Episode 4) PBS

A letter from a Civil War soldier who wanted to lead a unit of blacks; fabric from an airplane apparently signed by Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky; the story behind the 1950s-era "Negro Romance" comic book.

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