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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.

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Chicago Clock/Universal Friends/War Dog Letter #811 [TV-PG]
How could one clock regulate time for an entire region, and was this that clock? Then, a document seems connected to an early controversial religion, the first founded by an American-born woman. So why is her name missing from this document? And, in an encore segment, Tukufu Zuberi investigates what went wrong during a WWII dog-training program on Cat Island.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

#901 [TV-PG]
Mysterious airplane engine parts lead Eduardo Pagán to a heroic story on a forbidden Hawaiian island. Elyse Luray tries to match metal shavings to the right Civil War cannon. Wes Cowan connects a rodeo saddle to a star that changed Hollywood movie-making.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

#902 [TV-PG]
Wes Cowan decodes the message and strategy behind a U.S. World War II propaganda leaflet. Researching a family heirloom, a watercolor, leads Gwen Wright to Tiffany stained glass, and opportunity for early 20th century women. And a touching eulogy unites a nephew and a son of two American soldiers who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

#903 [TV-PG]
Wes Cowan investigates a raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry. Eduardo Pagan wonders why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I and Elyse Luray sizes up a Ronald McDonald costume.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

#904 [TV-PG]
A Civil War soldier's letter, fabric from an aircraft that could be linked to Charles Lindbergh and Igor Sikorsky, and a 1950s comic book Negro Romance.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

#905 [TV-PG]
A propeller from a World War II drone, a wooden club that could be Teddy Roosevelt's, and a letter that Clara Barton could have written concerning a soldier's life.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned #906 [TV-PG]
A carved cane may unlock the mystery of a family's past in a World War II relocation camp.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Closed Captioned #907 [TV-PG]
The images and the words on this poster suggest a battle is brewing: a clenched fist, police described as "pigs." Who made this poster and why? Then, was a woodcarving of a mouth and chin once part of the Andrew Jackson figurehead affixed to the bow of the USS Constitution? And, how does a basket connect us to a woman the U.S. Congress honored as a heroine of the Modoc Indian Wars?

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 25 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

#908 [TV-PG]
Did the first woman photographer assigned to the White House use this camera to shoot President Truman? Then, did families of the Confederate South use a child's doll to smuggle medicine past the Northern blockade? And, what does a 15th century map, with a mix of French, English, and Spanish labels, tell us about how Europe colonized Florida?

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

#909 [TV-PG]
Loyalist or patriot? What can the notes in a 1775 Almanac tell us about how the revolution may have strained family ties? Do phonograph records called "Get Thin to Music" reveal Jack Lalanne, the media exercise guru of the 1920s? Did NASA unwittingly transport Andy Warhol's art to the moon?

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 9 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

#910 [TV-PG]
Gwen dissects the mystery behind an ornate Belgian war medal. Elyse traces a pennant to the early battle for the women's vote. And a cartoon cel leads Tukufu to unsung heroes of animation.

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
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