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History Detectives

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Wed., July 30, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five  

A 1946 baseball scorecard for Jackie Robinson's All-Stars from Forbes Field in Pittsburgh that indicates Robinson played in an integrated game in a big-league park before 1947, the year he broke Major League Baseball's 20th-century color line; a basket with the name Toby woven into it that may have been made in honor of Toby Riddle, a Native American honored by Congress in 1891; the script for a crime-radio drama that was endorsed by J. Edgar Hoover.

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Wed., July 30, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five  

A 1946 baseball scorecard for Jackie Robinson's All-Stars from Forbes Field in Pittsburgh that indicates Robinson played in an integrated game in a big-league park before 1947, the year he broke Major League Baseball's 20th-century color line; a basket with the name Toby woven into it that may have been made in honor of Toby Riddle, a Native American honored by Congress in 1891; the script for a crime-radio drama that was endorsed by J. Edgar Hoover.

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Fri., August 1, 2014
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

In the Season 9 premiere, an investigation of mysterious airplane parts leads to Hawaii and a story that's often overshadowed by the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also: an attempt to match metal shavings to the correct Civil War cannon; how rodeo star Yakima Cunutt changed Hollywood movie-making.

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Fri., August 1, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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., August 1, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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., August 1, 2014
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

In the Season 9 premiere, an investigation of mysterious airplane parts leads to Hawaii and a story that's often overshadowed by the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also: an attempt to match metal shavings to the correct Civil War cannon; how rodeo star Yakima Cunutt changed Hollywood movie-making.

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Fri., August 1, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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., August 1, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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.