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History Detectives

Special Agent Five

The intrigue on the brittle pages of this 1930s radio script reaches beyond the suspenseful plot line. From the text we gather that J. Edgar Hoover himself endorsed the creator to reveal the details of a true story. What does J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI have to do with this radio script? And how accurate are the events in the play? Gwen Wright finds out.

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Japanese Cane, Revolutionary Telescope & I.W. Baker's...

An internment camp cane, the spyglass that saw revolution and a rare gold rush relic.
Season 9 Episode 6
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Top Secret Drone, Roosevelt's War Club & Clara Barton Letter

A WWII prototype drone, a war memento for Teddy Roosevelt and a letter from Clara Barton.
Season 9 Episode 5
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Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

A story of two Civil War letters, mystery aviation autographs & a 1950s black comic book.
Season 9 Episode 4
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John Brown Spear, US Bullet in Siberia & Ronald McDonald...

A spear from John Brown's raid, America's Siberian war and Ronald McDonald's first suit.
Season 9 Episode 3
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Propaganda Leaflet,Tiffany Window & Spanish Civil War Eulogy

Decoding a propaganda leaflet, the women behind Tiffany and a father's forgotten tribute.
Season 9 Episode 2
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A Hero in Hawaii, Civil War Cannon & Stuntman Pioneer

A WWII hero in Hawaii, the first shot of secession, and a stuntman who changed Hollywood.
Season 9 Episode 1
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Season 8, Episode 10

WB Cartoons; Galvez Papers; Mussolini's Dagger
Season 8 Episode 12
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Season 8, Episode 11

Chicago Clock; Universal Friends; War Dogs
Season 8 Episode 11
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