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
St. Valentine's Day Massacre, George Washington Miniature, Stalag 17 (Episode #807)
KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM
Two generations of prominent Chicago families say this 12-gauge shotgun played a role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Can HD confirm their story?
Then, combing through documents in one of Manhattan's first taverns, a man finds a miniature painting of George Washington's profile. Why is this find much more than a piece of art?
And, 65 years ago a fellow prisoner sketched George Silva's portrait from inside a WWII German prisoner camp. George wants to find out what happened to the artist. His search leads to a moving meeting.
(These 3 encore segments first aired as part of 3 different episodes in 2009.)