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
American West (Episode #1008H)
KQED 9: Tue, Jan 12, 2016 -- 11:00 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 World: Sun, Jan 31, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jan 29, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 28, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jan 13, 2016 -- 5:00 AM