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2 March 2011
Category: Viewer Mailbag
History Detectives producers are hunting for great cases. Do you have an intriguing item you’ve always wondered about? Series Producer, Jennifer Silverman, asks your help for the upcoming season.
In that regard, 2011 is an incredible year.
The dramatic entry of the United States into two of her most storied wars will be commemorated this year - the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter.
The History Detectives are hard at work on two cases that delve into the momentous history around those events, but there are many other anniversaries we are eager to investigate:
2011 marks the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower’s “Military Industrial Complex” speech, JFK’s inauguration and the first Freedom Rides in Alabama.
100 years ago the Americans witnessed the horror of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, the thrills of the first Indianapolis 500 race, and the birth of a baby in Illinois named Ronald Reagan.
And in 1811, a steamboat sailed down the Mississippi River and into New Orleans for the first time.
Do you have any mysterious objects in your attic, garage or closet that connect to those events?
An artefact for an investigation can be almost anything: a document, a weapon, a vehicle, a building, a scrap of film or fragment of fabric. For a History Detectives mystery, size doesn’t matter.
To make a good case, the object should take the Detective on an interesting journey; one that involves innovative research, unique experts, inventive forensic work and enticing locations.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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