History Detectives

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


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    • No episodes have been added for this season of History Detectives.
  • Season 10
    • Airplane Parts; Civil War Cannon; Rodeo Saddle
    • Vietnamese Soldier's Diary; Bootlegger's Book
    • Civil War Sabotage?
    • What are the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African-American soldiers in World War I? Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) helps find the answer. Then, is this a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that George Washington used during the American Revolution? And does a Tucson man own one of the first transistor radios ever made? Finally, after 70 years, a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime.moreless
    • In this episode, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps us find the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two WWI African American soldiers. Then, do we have a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that George Washington used during the American Revolution? Finally we investigate an early first transistor radios ever made and a business card'?s link to Prohibition-era underworld crime.moreless
    • A Vietnam Diaryas Homecoming
      For 46 years, Bob Frazure has wanted to return the small, red diary he took off a dead Vietnam soldier'?s chest. Now Bob has asked Wes Cowan to find the soldier'?s hometown and return the diary to his family. The search becomes part of a profound international exchange as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gets involved to present the document to Vietnam'?s Minister of Defense.moreless
    • In this episode, can History Detectives return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran'?s family? Then, a notebook full of recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle was a Prohibition-era bootlegger. And what can an old ledger tell us about how Hollywood treated Native American actors?moreless
    • HISTORY DETECTIVES steps into a family dispute: Was this picture frame crafted from the staircase banister of the Titanic, the Lusitania or neither? Then Tukufu Zuberi wonders whether Woolworth signs were part of the scene at the 1960 Winston-Salem lunch-counter sit-ins. For 70 years, toy soldiers have haunted their owner with a question: Was the father of his childhood friend a Nazi spy? Then, a journal full of liquor recipes makes another man wonder if his uncle was a prohibition bootlegger.moreless
    • In this episode we investigate an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb. Did these patches belong to a World War II unit? Then, Gwen connects a swatch of tattered red fabric to a pivotal moment in U.S. Civil War history. And, did this neckpiece and these leggings once belong to Chief Black Kettle, long known as a Cheyenne Peace Chief? Finally, did President Lincoln actually sign this oath?moreless
    • We take a deeper look into Country Music singer Clint Black's Book of Rogues. Could this chunk of molten metal be part of the B-25 that crashed into the Empire State building?

    • Tukufu makes an intriguing discovery while researching a 1920s album by "All K.K.K. Records." Can we trace these Civil War era pistols to the family of the officer who purchased them? Did Motown great James Jamerson feed hisMy Girlbass line through this Ampeg Amp?

    • Season 10 of History Detectives takes on Rock 'n Roll. Is this the Bob Dylan guitar that changed rock music forever? Are these autographs from the Beatles' Miami concert? And, did Frank Zappa create this collage?

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  • Season 1
    • No episodes have been added for this season of History Detectives.