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History Detectives

Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

Season 10 Episode 1006

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. A notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle earned money bootlegging during Prohibition. What can a ledger tell us about Hollywood's treatment of Native-American actors? How did they earn their pay? Did producers treat them fairly?

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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.
Season 11 Episode 3
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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.
Season 11 Episode 2
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HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.
Season 11 Episode 1
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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.
Season 10 Episode 1009
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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?
Season 10 Episode 1008
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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.
Season 10 Episode 1007
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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?
Season 10 Episode 1005
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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.
Season 10 Episode 3
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