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History Detectives

Toy Soldiers Reveal a Mysterious Past

Growing up in Detroit during WWII, Jim played toy soldiers with his best friend, Fritz. The toys they played with bared a special mark “Lineol – Germany.” Jim vividly remembers on a summer afternoon in 1943 hearing a newspaper boy yell “Extra! Nazi spy ring broken in Detroit!” Fritz’s family soon moved away and Jim never saw him again. Was Fritz’s father a Nazi spy? Jim asks Eduardo to find out.

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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.
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HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.
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HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.
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Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

"History Detectives" tells four stories of our nation's beginning.
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Mysteries from the Wild West

The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West. Did a biography of legendary frontiersman Kit Carson once belong to members of his family?
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Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

What are the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African-American soldiers in World War I? Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) helps find the answer.
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Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

Can "History Detectives" return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran's family? U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta takes part in the exchange.
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Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

In this episode, was this picture frame was crafted from wood from the Titanic, the Lusitania, or neither?
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Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pinup

Country star Clint Black is floored by what he learns about his book of wanted posters.
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Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zappa Collage

An all rock-and-roll episode featuring stories on Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Frank Zappa.
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