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History Detectives

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Fri., December 26, 2014
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

Siberian Bullet; John Brown Pike; Ronald McDonald Costume  

A spear that may have been used in abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry; why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I; whether a Ronald McDonald costume was used in the first national Ronald McDonald ad campaign.

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Fri., December 26, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

African-American Comic Book; Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric; Civil War Letters  

A letter from a Civil War soldier who wanted to lead a unit of blacks; fabric from an airplane apparently signed by Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky; the story behind the 1950s-era "Negro Romance" comic book.

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Fri., December 26, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

Clara Barton Letter; Teddy Roosevelt War Club; Drone Propeller  

A propeller that may be from a WWII-era drone; an inscribed, wooden club that may have been given to Teddy Roosevelt; a letter that may be from Clara Barton in which she expresses concern about a soldier.

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Fri., December 26, 2014
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Siberian Bullet; John Brown Pike; Ronald McDonald Costume  

A spear that may have been used in abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry; why U.S. troops were in Siberia during World War I; whether a Ronald McDonald costume was used in the first national Ronald McDonald ad campaign.

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Fri., December 26, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

African-American Comic Book; Lindbergh-Sikorsky Fabric; Civil War Letters  

A letter from a Civil War soldier who wanted to lead a unit of blacks; fabric from an airplane apparently signed by Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky; the story behind the 1950s-era "Negro Romance" comic book.

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Fri., December 26, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Clara Barton Letter; Teddy Roosevelt War Club; Drone Propeller  

A propeller that may be from a WWII-era drone; an inscribed, wooden club that may have been given to Teddy Roosevelt; a letter that may be from Clara Barton in which she expresses concern about a soldier.

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Fri., January 2, 2015
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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Fri., January 2, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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Fri., January 2, 2015
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

WETA HD Logo

Fri., January 2, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

WETA HD Logo

Fri., January 2, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

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Fri., January 2, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.