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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

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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.

TV Schedule

#1007 [TV-PG]
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) helps uncover details about the heroic acts pictured in a poster of two African-American soldiers in World War I. Also, a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge used by George Washington, one of the first transistor radios, and a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime.

  • KET Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 am EDT

#1008 [TV-PG]
The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West including a biography of Kit Carson, a saddle that tells the story of Yakima Canutt, an inscription on sheet music of "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," and basket from the Modoc Indian wars.

  • KET Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 am EDT

#1009 [TV-PG]
Stories from our nation's beginning involve an early American bill of sale for a 17-year old "negro girl," a powder horn from the American Revolution, a handwritten score and the "Star Spangled Banner," and a 1775 almanac.

  • KET Wednesday, April 30 at 4:00 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/

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