Episode description: A man in Opelika, AL thinks he may have the first commercially produced car tape player in the U.S. Was its technology stolen from the Nazis in the closing days of World War II? A resident of Modesto, CA wonders whether an unusual leather satchel was used by a Norwegian immigrant who risked life and limb to hand-deliver the mail across the Sierra Mountains in the years before the Civil War. And a Missouri resident shows an unusual wooden box that may once have contained a birth control device. How would a family in remote, rural Missouri have obtained such a device during a time when they were banned as lewd and immoral? [cc]
Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Series Information: History Detectives
No Upcoming Airdates.
- KET2: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST
- KET2: Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm EST
- KET2: Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm EST
- KET2: Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 8:00 pm EDT
- KET: Friday, June 1, 2007 at 4:00 am EDT
First aired: Monday, August 15, 2005 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
TEACHER'S GUIDE: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/classroom/index.html
Price available upon request.