History Detectives

Tuesday 9:00 PM on PBS Premiered Jul 01, 2003 In Season


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AIRED ON 11/11/2019

Season 10 : Episode 14

Show Summary

This series explores the true stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales at the request of citizens all over America, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.


Elyse Luray

Elyse Luray

antiques appraiser

Wes Cowan

Wes Cowan

antiques appraiser/auctioneer

Tukufu Zuberi

Tukufu Zuberi

University of Pennsylvania sociologist

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright

Columbia University architectural historian

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More Info About This Show


myths, childlike sense of wonder, exploring history, keeping secrets, cerebral