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History Detectives

Video thumbnail: History Detectives S11 Ep4: HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

History Detectives

S11 Ep4: HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered?

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S11 Ep4: HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

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History Detectives

S11 Ep3: HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.

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S11 Ep3: HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

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History Detectives

S11 Ep2: HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.

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S11 Ep2: HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

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History Detectives

S11 Ep1: HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.

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S11 Ep1: HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

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History Detectives

S5 Ep1: 3-D Cuban Missile Crisis

Investigating a projection screen with possible Cuban Missile Crisis connections.

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S5 Ep1: 3-D Cuban Missile Crisis

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History Detectives

S10 Ep8: Mysteries from the Wild West

The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.

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S10 Ep8: Mysteries from the Wild West

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep9: Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangle

History Detectives

S10 Ep9: Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangle

Eduardo investigates the story behind a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl".

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S10 Ep9: Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangle

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep7: Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor R

History Detectives

S10 Ep7: Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor R

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.

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S10 Ep7: Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor R

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep6: Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywoo

History Detectives

S10 Ep6: Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywoo

Wes searches for the family of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier.

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S10 Ep6: Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywoo

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep5: Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy To

History Detectives

S10 Ep5: Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy To

Was this picture frame crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither?

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S10 Ep5: Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy To

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep4: Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace

History Detectives

S10 Ep4: Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace

We investigate WWII era patches with an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb.

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S10 Ep4: Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep2: Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom

History Detectives

S10 Ep2: Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom

In this episode, Wes tracks down the original owner of a pair of Civil War pistols.

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S10 Ep2: Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep3: Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pi

History Detectives

S10 Ep3: Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pi

Country star Clint Black is floored by what he learns about his book of wanted posters.

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S10 Ep3: Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pi

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S10 Ep1: Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zapp

History Detectives

S10 Ep1: Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zapp

An all rock-and-roll episode featuring stories on Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Frank Zappa.

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S10 Ep1: Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zapp

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History Detectives

S9 Ep12: Chandler Tintype, Hollywood Indian Ledger, Harlem H

Slave in a Confederate Uniform, Hollywood Indian Payroll, Fighting for Harlem Land Rights.

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S9 Ep12: Chandler Tintype, Hollywood Indian Ledger, Harlem H

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep11: Club Continental, St. V-Day Massacre, Society Circu

History Detectives

S9 Ep11: Club Continental, St. V-Day Massacre, Society Circu

Underworld calling card, Gang massacre shotgun, and High Society in the Depression.

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S9 Ep11: Club Continental, St. V-Day Massacre, Society Circu

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep10: Order of Leopold, Suffrage Pennant, WB Cartoon

History Detectives

S9 Ep10: Order of Leopold, Suffrage Pennant, WB Cartoon

A medal of high honor, pivotal women's voting rights campaign, and unsung cartoon heroes.

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S9 Ep10: Order of Leopold, Suffrage Pennant, WB Cartoon

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep9: 1775 Almanac, Exercise Records, Moon Museum

History Detectives

S9 Ep9: 1775 Almanac, Exercise Records, Moon Museum

A family diary of the Revolution, a 20s media fitness guru, and is Warhol art on the moon?

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S9 Ep9: 1775 Almanac, Exercise Records, Moon Museum

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep8: Marion Carpenter Camera, Drug Smuggling Doll, Florid

History Detectives

S9 Ep8: Marion Carpenter Camera, Drug Smuggling Doll, Florid

A first in White House photography, a doll used to smuggle drugs, an early map of Florida.

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S9 Ep8: Marion Carpenter Camera, Drug Smuggling Doll, Florid

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep7: Hot Town Poster, Andrew Jackson Mouth, and Modoc Bas

History Detectives

S9 Ep7: Hot Town Poster, Andrew Jackson Mouth, and Modoc Bas

An angry poster from the violent 60s, reuniting a broken statue, and a heroine's basket.

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S9 Ep7: Hot Town Poster, Andrew Jackson Mouth, and Modoc Bas

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep6: Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker'

History Detectives

S9 Ep6: Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker'

An internment camp cane, the spyglass that saw revolution and a rare gold rush relic.

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S9 Ep6: Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker'

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep5: Top Secret Drone, Roosevelt's War Club & Clara Barto

History Detectives

S9 Ep5: Top Secret Drone, Roosevelt's War Club & Clara Barto

A WWII prototype drone, a war memento for Teddy Roosevelt and a letter from Clara Barton.

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S9 Ep5: Top Secret Drone, Roosevelt's War Club & Clara Barto

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep4: Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African America

History Detectives

S9 Ep4: Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African America

A story of two Civil War letters, mystery aviation autographs & a 1950s black comic book.

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S9 Ep4: Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African America

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Video thumbnail: History Detectives S9 Ep3: John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDo

History Detectives

S9 Ep3: John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDo

A spear from John Brown's raid, America's Siberian war and Ronald McDonald's first suit.

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S9 Ep3: John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDo

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