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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 Bird & Bomb Symbol/Chief Black Kettle/Lincoln Note The evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb is investigated. Gwen Wright connects a tiny swatch of tattered red fabric to a pivotal moment in U.S. Civil War history. The history of a neckpiece and leggings once thought to belong to Chief Black Kettle, known as a Cheyenne Peace Chief is traced. A note purportedly signed by President Lincoln is examined.
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1004 MO 07/21/14 02:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Picture Frame/Woolworth Signs/German Toy Soldiers HISTORY DETECTIVES steps into a family dispute: Was this picture frame crafted from the staircase banister of the Titanic, the Lusitania or neither? Then Tukufu Zuberi wonders whether Woolworth signs were part of the scene at the 1960 Winston-Salem lunch-counter sit-ins. For 70 years, toy soldiers have haunted their owner with a question: Was the father of his childhood friend a Nazi spy? Then, a journal full of liquor recipes makes another man wonder if his uncle was a prohibition bootlegger. (5 of 9)
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1005 WE 07/23/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Picture Frame/Woolworth Signs/German Toy Soldiers HISTORY DETECTIVES steps into a family dispute: Was this picture frame crafted from the staircase banister of the Titanic, the Lusitania or neither? Then Tukufu Zuberi wonders whether Woolworth signs were part of the scene at the 1960 Winston-Salem lunch-counter sit-ins. For 70 years, toy soldiers have haunted their owner with a question: Was the father of his childhood friend a Nazi spy? Then, a journal full of liquor recipes makes another man wonder if his uncle was a prohibition bootlegger. (5 of 9)
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1005 MO 07/28/14 02:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Vietnamese Soldier’s Diary/Bootlegger’s Book The diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier is uncovered. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta returns the diary to the veteran’s family. A notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle earned money bootlegging during Prohibition. A ledger reveals how Hollywood treated Native-American actors.
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1006 WE 07/30/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Vietnamese Soldier’s Diary/Bootlegger’s Book The diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier is uncovered. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta returns the diary to the veteran’s family. A notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle earned money bootlegging during Prohibition. A ledger reveals how Hollywood treated Native-American actors.
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1006 MO 08/04/14 02:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 History Detectives Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) discusses the heroism of two African American soldiers on a World War I poster; a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge used by George Washington during the American Revolution is examined; a Tucson man who claims he own one of the first transistor radios ever made is interviewed; and, a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime. (7 of 9)
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1007 WE 08/06/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 History Detectives Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) discusses the heroism of two African American soldiers on a World War I poster; a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge used by George Washington during the American Revolution is examined; a Tucson man who claims he own one of the first transistor radios ever made is interviewed; and, a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime. (7 of 9)
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1007 MO 08/11/14 02:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 History Detectives The team investigates four stories from the American West, including those of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson; Yakima Canutt, who made life safer for movie stunt artists; a mysterious inscription on sheet music of the popular western song "Tumbling Tumbleweeds;" and, the possibility that a pivotal character in the Modoc Indian Wars created a basket.
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1008 WE 08/13/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 History Detectives The team investigates four stories from the American West, including those of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson; Yakima Canutt, who made life safer for movie stunt artists; a mysterious inscription on sheet music of the popular western song "Tumbling Tumbleweeds;" and, the possibility that a pivotal character in the Modoc Indian Wars created a basket.
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1008 MO 08/18/14 02:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Bill of Sale/Powder Horn/Star Spangled Banner/1775 Antiques from America's early years are presented. Eduardo 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. Gwen traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to a military captain in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Elyse asks what role a handwritten score played in making "The Star Spangled Banner" our national anthem. Notes in a 1775 almanac show how conflicting loyalties strained family ties during the Revolution. (9 of 9)
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1009 WE 08/20/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Bill of Sale/Powder Horn/Star Spangled Banner/1775 Antiques from America's early years are presented. Eduardo 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. Gwen traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to a military captain in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Elyse asks what role a handwritten score played in making "The Star Spangled Banner" our national anthem. Notes in a 1775 almanac show how conflicting loyalties strained family ties during the Revolution. (9 of 9)
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1009 MO 08/25/14 02:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST