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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas. Can modern forensics help the History Detectives crack the case?
S11 E3 Length 54:41 Premiere: 7.15.14

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History Detectives

About History Detectives

America's top gumshoes are on the case to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.

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Space Exploration - S8 E1

A scrap of metallic Mylar that could be one of America's early satellites, the audacious notion that Andy Warhol's art may be on the moon, and a jury-rigged ski boot with a magnetic metal brick bolted to the bottom that may be one of the first prototypes for a NASA space boot.

  • Friday April 3, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday April 3, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Lauste Film Clip/Baker's Gold/Transatlantic Cable - S8 E3

A clip of the first talking picture, the story behind Gold Rush sketches of five and eight-pound gold nuggets, and a beachcomber finds a section of the first transatlantic cable.

  • Monday April 6, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday April 6, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Andrew Jackson's Mouth/Barton Letter/Spybook - S8 E4

The reunification of two halves of a vandalized sculpture of President Andrew Jackson; why did Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, write a letter about a Civil War soldier; and does a Pennsylvania man have a notebook that once belonged to a World War I spy?

  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Black Tom Shell/USS Olympia Glass/Front Street Blockhouse - S6 E7

An intact artillery shell that may be left over from an attack on the U.S. during World War I, etched glass that may depict the cruiser commanded by Commodore George Dewey, and a house that may have guarded against attacks during the French and Indian War.

  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday April 7, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, & Duke Ellington Plates - S8 E5

A four-inch square of fabric tells the story of one of America's first barnstorming pilots; a sketchbook may illustrate scenes from the first-ever US-Mexican border survey; and a dumpster find could be the printing plates for Duke Ellington's hit "Take the A Train"?

  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Korean War Letter/Diana/Lookout Mt. Painting - S8 E6

The daughter of a Korean War Veteran (MIA) looks for the man her father mentioned in a letter - the letter says this man saved her father's life; the book Diana may be the first true, widely published lesbian autobiography; the story behind the prisoner who painted the Civil War battle of Lookout Mountain.

  • Thursday April 9, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Hot Town Poster/Face Jug/Lost City of Gold - S8 E8

The images and words on a poster suggest a battle is brewing: a clenched fist, police called "pigs." Who made this poster and why? Then, did the artist mean to scare someone with the grimace on a face jug? And, what does the inscription on a rock in Phoenix tell us about when Spain first arrived in America?

  • Friday April 10, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday April 10, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five - S8 E9

Does the roster on a Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard signal early steps toward integration of major league baseball? Then, see the name 'Toby' worked into the weave of a basket. Could it be Toby Riddle, the woman congress honored as a heroine of the Indian Wars of the American West? And, why did J. Edgar Hoover endorse a radio script, a crime suspense drama based on an FBI case?

  • Monday April 13, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday April 13, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

WB Cartoons/Galvez Papers/Mussolini Dagger - S8 E10

A box of cartoon drawings and cels tell an unexpected story about the early days of animation and the people behind the art. Then, why did a regional governor care enough about a slave to sign her emancipation papers? And (in a repeated segment), did a dagger once belong to Fascist Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini?

  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

John Adams Book/Mankato Spoon/NC-4: First Across the Atlantic - S6 E8

A book that may have been a gift from John Adams to his son, a spoon that depicts an eerie scene, and a small square of fabric that may have come from a U.S. Navy "flying boat."

  • Thursday April 9, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 9, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday April 14, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Chicago Clock/Universal Friends/War Dog Letter - S8 E11

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.

  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 15, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

History Detectives - S9 E1

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.

  • Thursday April 16, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

History Detectives - S9 E3

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.

  • Friday April 17, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Friday April 17, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Shipwreck Cannons/Connecticut Farmhouse/Kahill Gibran Painting - S6 E9

Objects that may be cannons from the 1846 shipwreck of the USS Shark, a Connecticut farmhouse that may have sheltered numerous Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and an oil portrait that might be the work of Lebanese-American poet and artist Kahlil Gibran.

  • Thursday April 16, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 16, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday April 21, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Blueprint Special/Monroe Letter/Atocha Spanish Silver - S6 E10

A recording of a musical created by GIs for GIs to be performed anywhere in the world, a letter purportedly from James Monroe, and a silver bar from the wreck of the Atocha.

  • Thursday April 23, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 23, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2

Slave Song Book/Josh White Guitar/Birthplace of Hip Hop - S6 E11

A small, cloth-bound book, titled Slave Songs of the United States, has a publication date of 1867 and contains a collection of 136 plantation song; a Guild brand acoustic guitar that may have belonged to legendary African-American folksinger Josh White; and the birthplace of hip hop.

  • Thursday April 30, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET
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Civil War Bridge/Scottsboro Boys Stamp/Duke Ellington Plates - S7 E11

  • Thursday April 2, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Black Tom Shell/USS Olympia Glass/Front Street Blockhouse - S6 E7

  • Thursday April 2, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday April 2, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

WPA Mural Studies/George Washington Miniature/Japanese Balloon Bomb - S7 E9

  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 1, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

GAR Photograph/Bill Pickett Saddle/Hitler Films - S6 E6

  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday March 26, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Hindenburg Artifact/John Adams Book/Birthplace of Hip Hop - S7 E7

  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Amelia Earhart Plane/Fillmore Pardon/Boxcar Home - S7 E6

  • Monday March 30, 2020 10:00 am ET on KET
  • Monday March 30, 2020 9:00 am CT on KET

Hindenburg Artifact/Bonus Army Stamp/Dempsey Fight Bell - S6 E5

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday March 19, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

China Marine Jacket/Airstream Caravan/Lincoln Forgery - S6 E4

  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday March 17, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 1:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday March 12, 2020 12:00 am CT on KET

Japanese Balloon Bomb/Society Circus Program/Camp David Letter - S6 E3

  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 7:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday March 10, 2020 6:00 pm CT on KET2
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Season 11

HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

S11 E3 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 7.15.14

HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

S11 E2 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 7.8.14

HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

S11 E1 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 7.1.14

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