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History Detectives

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Fri., May 1, 2015
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

Lauste Film Clip, Baker's Gold, Transatlantic Cable  

A collector who may possess part of the first talking movie; a Cape Cod beachcomber's discovery of what may be a section of the first transatlantic cable. Also: the story behind sketches of five- and eight-pound gold nuggets.

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Fri., May 1, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook  

A sculpture of Andrew Jackson that was dismembered more than 150 years ago; a letter about a Civil War soldier from Red Cross founder Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pa.; a notebook that may have belonged to a WWI spy.

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Fri., May 1, 2015
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates  

The story of one of America's first barnstormers, pilot Cromwell Dixon, who died at age 19 when his airplane crashed. Also: whether a notebook that includes illustrations of the first U.S.-Mexico border survey belonged to John Russell Bartlett; if metal plates recovered from a Dumpster may have been the first to print the sheet music for the Duke Ellington classic "Take the A Train."

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Fri., May 1, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Lauste Film Clip, Baker's Gold, Transatlantic Cable  

A collector who may possess part of the first talking movie; a Cape Cod beachcomber's discovery of what may be a section of the first transatlantic cable. Also: the story behind sketches of five- and eight-pound gold nuggets.

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Fri., May 1, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook  

A sculpture of Andrew Jackson that was dismembered more than 150 years ago; a letter about a Civil War soldier from Red Cross founder Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pa.; a notebook that may have belonged to a WWI spy.

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Fri., May 1, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates  

The story of one of America's first barnstormers, pilot Cromwell Dixon, who died at age 19 when his airplane crashed. Also: whether a notebook that includes illustrations of the first U.S.-Mexico border survey belonged to John Russell Bartlett; if metal plates recovered from a Dumpster may have been the first to print the sheet music for the Duke Ellington classic "Take the A Train."

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Fri., May 8, 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., May 8, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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

WETA HD Logo

Fri., May 8, 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., May 8, 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., May 8, 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., May 8, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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