This series explores 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.
History Detectives Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
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.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
American West (Episode #1008#)
KQED 9: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West. Did a biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family? Then, from the rodeo to Hollywood, a saddle tells the story of Yakima Canutt, who made life safer for movie stunt artists. What is the meaning behind the mysterious inscription on sheet music of the popular western song "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"? Finally, did a pivotal character in the Modoc Indian wars weave this basket?
- KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
KQED World: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
Can HD return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran's family? US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta takes part in the exchange. A notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle earned money bootlegging during Prohibition. What can a ledger tell us about Hollywood's treatment of Native-American actors? How did they earn their pay? Did producers treat them fairly?
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