History Detectives

History Detectives

Digging deeper into the complexities of historical mysteries, this popular PBS program uses traditional investigative techniques, modern technologies and old-fashioned legwork to provide new insights into our national history, and oftentimes presents a human story associated with age-old artifacts. The hosts include appraiser Wes Cowan, art historian Elyse Luray, and authors and professors Gwen Wright and Tukufu Zuberi.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Tue, 8/20 at 10:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Japanese characters carved into a cane may unlock a family's past in a World War II relocation camp; wooden telescope; drawing of an eight-pound gold nugget.

Tue, 8/20 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Japanese characters carved into a cane may unlock a family's past in a World War II relocation camp; wooden telescope; drawing of an eight-pound gold nugget.

Wed, 8/21 at 4:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

Japanese characters carved into a cane may unlock a family's past in a World War II relocation camp; wooden telescope; drawing of an eight-pound gold nugget.

Sun, 8/25 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A 1960s poster suggests a battle between citizens and police; carving of Andrew Jackson; a basket tells the story of a Modoc War heroine.

Tue, 8/27 at 10:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A 1960s poster suggests a battle between citizens and police; carving of Andrew Jackson; a basket tells the story of a Modoc War heroine.

Tue, 8/27 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A 1960s poster suggests a battle between citizens and police; carving of Andrew Jackson; a basket tells the story of a Modoc War heroine.

Wed, 8/28 at 4:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A 1960s poster suggests a battle between citizens and police; carving of Andrew Jackson; a basket tells the story of a Modoc War heroine.

Sun, 9/1 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A camera may have been used to photograph President Truman; Civil War doll may have been used to smuggle medicine; a 15th-century map shows how Europe colonized Florida.

Tue, 9/3 at 10:00 am America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A camera may have been used to photograph President Truman; Civil War doll may have been used to smuggle medicine; a 15th-century map shows how Europe colonized Florida.

Tue, 9/3 at 1:00 pm America/Chicago on KLRU Q

A camera may have been used to photograph President Truman; Civil War doll may have been used to smuggle medicine; a 15th-century map shows how Europe colonized Florida.