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History Detectives

Blueprint Special

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As a young GI during WWII, our California contributor picked up a 16-inch acetate recording of a promo for a musical called "Hi Yank," a "blueprint special" created by GIs for GIs. Is this record a piece of forgotten history? In Washington, D.C. and Virginia, host Elyse Luray meets with U.S. Army archivists and historians to discuss the military's efforts to boost morale during WWII.

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HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

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

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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

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

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HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

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

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Deleted Scene: Swing Kids in Hamburg

London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about WWII-era Germany's underground jazz scene.

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Deleted Scene: Wartime Contradictions

London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about segregation of black soldiers during WW II.

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Sultana mystery reveal

The History Detectives come to a conclusion about the Sultana mystery.

3:20

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Kit Carson Family Secrets

Did this antique biography once belong to Kit Carson’s family?

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Sons of the Pioneers

Archive footage of the Sons of the Pioneers performing Tumbling Tumbleweeds.

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