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History Detectives

S10 Ep2: Empire State Crash

Video duration: 13:48Video has closed captioning.

On a foggy Saturday in 1945, a B-25 Bomber flew into the Empire State Building. Irv Atkins says his father Louis came home from work the following Monday with a piece of twisted metal he found sitting in his office amid his broken windows. The Atkins family has always believed this was a piece of the plane. Eduardo Pagán investigates to give this piece of metal its proper place in history.

Episodes of History Detectives60

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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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Clips of History Detectives291

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History Detectives

Tackling the mystery of the SS Sultana

The story of the SS Sultana. What caused the deadly explosion?

Tackling the mystery of the SS Sultana

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History Detectives

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: Swing Kids in Hamburg

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History Detectives

Deleted Scene: Wartime Contradictions

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

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Deleted Scene: Wartime Contradictions

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History Detectives

Extended Interview: New insights into Abraham Lincoln

Wes Cowan interviews Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer about Rueben Hatch,

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Extended Interview: New insights into Abraham Lincoln

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History Detectives

Sultana mystery reveal

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

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Sultana mystery reveal

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History Detectives

S10 Ep8: Kit Carson Family Secrets

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

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S10 Ep8: Kit Carson Family Secrets

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History Detectives

S10 Ep8: Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Luck and the Loss

We investigate the tragic story behind the most famous cowboy song ever.

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S10 Ep8: Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Luck and the Loss

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History Detectives

Poet Laureate of the West

Eduardo Pagan provides background on Bob Nolan, a member of the Sons of the Pioneers.

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Poet Laureate of the West

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Previews of History Detectives14

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History Detectives

History Detectives Special Investigations Preview

The detectives are back solving the biggest mysteries in American history!

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History Detectives Special Investigations Preview

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History Detectives

S5 Ep1: Preview: Cuban Missile Crisis connections

Airs Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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S5 Ep1: Preview: Cuban Missile Crisis connections

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History Detectives

S10 Ep8: Mysteries from the Wild West - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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S10 Ep8: Mysteries from the Wild West - Preview

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History Detectives

S10 Ep9: Preview: American bill of sale, a powder horn, 1775

Premieres Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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S10 Ep9: Preview: American bill of sale, a powder horn, 1775

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