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.

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 $1.99

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

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History Detectives Season 10
America's top gumshoes are back for a 10th season.
History Detectives Season 10
America's top gumshoes are back for a 10th season.
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…)

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Sat Apr 29 5:00pm
History Detectives(Season 10, Episode 6) PBS

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta helps return a fallen North Vietnamese soldier's diary to his family. Also: whether a notebook of liquor recipes belonged to a Prohibition-era bootlegger; what a ledger says of how Native American actors were treated.

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Sat May 6 5:00pm
History Detectives(Season 10, Episode 7) PBS

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) helps uncover the story behind a poster that shows two black WWI soldiers. Also:a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that may have been used by George Washington; a transistor radio that may be one of the first of its kind; a Proh (more…)

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