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History Detectives

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Fri., July 3, 2015
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

WB Cartoons; Leopold Medal; Suffrage Pennant  

The story behind a recipient's Order of Leopold, a military honor bestowed by the Belgian government. Also: a pennant is linked to the suffragette movement; a box of cartoon drawings and cels reveals information about the early days of animation and the people behind it.

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Fri., July 3, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

St Valentine's Day Massacre; Society Circus Programme; Continental Club Card  

A Club Continental business card sheds light on California's Prohibition-era underground; a shotgun that may have played a role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre; why FDR appears on the guest list for a high society circus during the Great Depression.

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Fri., July 3, 2015
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

Ince Ledger; Harlem Heirs; Chandler Tintype  

A Civil War-era photo of a black man in a Confederate uniform is investigated. Also: a Hollywood ledger of payments to Native Americans; an ornate stock certificate with links to Harlem's earliest days.

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Fri., July 3, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

WB Cartoons; Leopold Medal; Suffrage Pennant  

The story behind a recipient's Order of Leopold, a military honor bestowed by the Belgian government. Also: a pennant is linked to the suffragette movement; a box of cartoon drawings and cels reveals information about the early days of animation and the people behind it.

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Fri., July 3, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

St Valentine's Day Massacre; Society Circus Programme; Continental Club Card  

A Club Continental business card sheds light on California's Prohibition-era underground; a shotgun that may have played a role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre; why FDR appears on the guest list for a high society circus during the Great Depression.

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Fri., July 3, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

Ince Ledger; Harlem Heirs; Chandler Tintype  

A Civil War-era photo of a black man in a Confederate uniform is investigated. Also: a Hollywood ledger of payments to Native Americans; an ornate stock certificate with links to Harlem's earliest days.

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Fri., July 10, 2015
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

Frank Zappa Collage; Beatles Autographs; Bob Dylan Guitar  

The Season 10 premiere investigates the history of an electric guitar to determine if Bob Dylan played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Also: possible Beatle autographs from 1964 Miami Beach; a $5 thrift-store find that may have a Frank Zappa link.

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Fri., July 10, 2015
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

Fiery Cross; Civil War Derringers; Motown Amp  

A matched set of Civil War-era pistols; a 78 rpm record from KKK Records that features the songs "The Bright Fiery Cross" and "The Jolly Old Klansman." Also: Eduardo Pagán attempts to prove that Motown bassist James Jamerson owned an Ampeg B-15 amp that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wants to display.

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Fri., July 10, 2015
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Country star Clint Black learns about an old book of wanted posters that he owns. Also: a chunk of molten metal that may be from a B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945; a 1950s-era slide that may be of pinup queen Bettie Page.

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Fri., July 10, 2015
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

Frank Zappa Collage; Beatles Autographs; Bob Dylan Guitar  

The Season 10 premiere investigates the history of an electric guitar to determine if Bob Dylan played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Also: possible Beatle autographs from 1964 Miami Beach; a $5 thrift-store find that may have a Frank Zappa link.

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

Fiery Cross; Civil War Derringers; Motown Amp  

A matched set of Civil War-era pistols; a 78 rpm record from KKK Records that features the songs "The Bright Fiery Cross" and "The Jolly Old Klansman." Also: Eduardo Pagán attempts to prove that Motown bassist James Jamerson owned an Ampeg B-15 amp that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wants to display.

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Fri., July 10, 2015
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

Country star Clint Black learns about an old book of wanted posters that he owns. Also: a chunk of molten metal that may be from a B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945; a 1950s-era slide that may be of pinup queen Bettie Page.