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 9: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
HD tells four stories of our nation's beginning. First, Eduardo Pagan starts with a simple bill of sale for a 17-year old "negro girl" and learns how young Willoby's life unfolds from being property to owning property. Then Gwen Wright traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to a military captain in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Elyse Luray asks what role a handwritten score played in making "The Star Spangled Banner" our national anthem. Finally, notes in a 1775 almanac show how conflicting loyalties strained family ties during the Revolution.
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Life: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED 9: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM