History Detectives

History Detectives

Explore the stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales told in cities across the country, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.

Recent Episodes

Sideshow Babies/Lubin Photos/Navajo Rug | Wednesday, December 28 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, December 28 at 6:00 PM CT

Tokyo Rose Recording/Crazy Horse Photo/WWII Diary | Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, January 4 at 6:00 PM CT

Amelia Earhart Plane/Fillmore Pardon/Boxcar Home | Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, January 11 at 6:00 PM CT

Hindenburg Artifact/John Adams Book/Birthplace of Hip Hop | Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 PM CT

Show all past History Detectives episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

Mussolini Dagger/Liberia Letter/N.E.A.R. Device

56:46 | #708 | TV-G | First Aired: August 17, 2009

  • KET2: Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00 PM CT

WPA Mural Studies/George Washington Miniature/Japanese Balloon Bomb

56:15 | #709 | TV-G | First Aired: August 24, 2009

  • KET2: Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, February 1 at 6:00 PM CT

Stalag 17 Portrait/Seadrome/Black Tom Shell

56:16 | #710 | TV-G | First Aired: August 31, 2009

  • KET2: Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 PM CT

Civil War Bridge/Scottsboro Boys Stamp/Duke Ellington Plates

56:15 | #711 | TV-G | First Aired: September 7, 2009

  • KET2: Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 PM CT

Space Exploration

56:46 | #801 | TV-PG | First Aired: June 21, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 PM CT

Iwo Jima Map/Copperhead Cane/Theremin

56:46 | #802 | TV-PG | First Aired: June 28, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 PM CT

Lauste Film Clip/Baker's Gold/Transatlantic Cable

50:24 | #803 | TV-PG | First Aired: July 5, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, March 22 at 8:00 PM ET / Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 PM CT

Andrew Jackson's Mouth/Barton Letter/Spybook

56:46 | #804 | TV-PG | First Aired: July 12, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 PM ET / Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM CT

Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, & Duke Ellington Plates

56:46 | #805 | TV-PG | First Aired: July 19, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 PM CT

Korean War Letter/Diana/Lookout Mt. Painting

56:46 | #806 | TV-PG | First Aired: July 26, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 PM CT

St. Valentine's Day Massacre, George Washington Miniature, Stalag 17

56:46 | #807 | TV-PG | First Aired: August 7, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 PM CT

Hot Town Poster/Face Jug/Lost City of Gold

56:46 | #808 | TV-PG | First Aired: August 14, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM CT

Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five

56:46 | #809 | TV-PG | First Aired: August 21, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 PM CT

WB Cartoons/Galvez Papers/Mussolini Dagger

56:47 | #810 | TV-PG | First Aired: August 28, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00 PM CT

Chicago Clock/Universal Friends/War Dog Letter

56:46 | #811 | TV-PG | First Aired: September 6, 2010

  • KET2: Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM ET / Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 PM CT

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