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Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Luck and the Loss

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Musician Gene Newberry cherishes a plaque he owns with the sheet music and 45 recording of the Sons of the Pioneers’ iconic song, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. But it contains a mysterious inscription by original band member, Bob Nolan: “To Fred – This was the second song I wrote – 1932. It has been both good and bad to me. Bob Nolan.” Hosts Eduardo Pagán and Elyse Luray investigate the story.

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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.

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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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Web Extra: Rusty Richards

Exclusive for History Detectives. Rusty Richards performs 'So You Want to be a Cowboy'.

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