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The National Geographic show Diggers is a breath of fresh air in the era of reality television. The two stars, KG Wyant and Tim Saylor are as authentic as they are enthusiastic about their hobby. Billing themselves as hobbyists metal detectorists they travel the country not in search of fame and fortune but for the thrill of uncovering items of bygone eras. They search the countryside armed with metal detectors and determination.

The two hosts are usually invited by landowners and historical societies to search a particular area for metal objects that have been buried in the earth. Some of these items may only be a few years old and some may date back to before America was a country. Their hunt for lost objects is not about money, many of the items may have very small value to collectors. The thrill of the hunt and the anticipation of what they may find is what is so contagious about this show. The honesty and enthusiasm of the two hosts is enjoyable and entertaining. These men actually love searching for the next piece of unknown history that their metal detectors find.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
4 Seasons, 66 Episodes
January 1, 2013
Documentary & Biography, Family, Talk & Interview
5.2/10
Cast: Tim Saylor, George Wyant
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Diggers Full Episode Guide

  • The Diggers goes to iconic stops in the Wild West to uncover lost nectar from the 1800s

  • The Diggers are searching for World War II German artifacts in the heart of - Mississippi? Yes, it surprised us, too. But there were hundreds of thousands of German prisoners of war locked up right here in the U.S. In 1943, the US military started bringing German POWs to the United States to relieve the stress of housing them in England and North Africa. KG and Ringy are headed to Camp Clinton, a major POW basecamp established in Mississippi.

  • KG and Ringy are on the trail of some epic nectar right in their own backyard! They're in Montana following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, the legendary explorers who paved the way for westward expansion. If there's any evidence of their expedition left behind, the Diggers are determined to find it. Along the way, they'll also search for Twenty-Eight Mile Station, a lost stagecoach stop that hosted travelers from the headwaters of the Missouri River heading to the Pacific Northwest.

  • The Diggers head to Virginia's Northern Neck to follow in the footsteps of one of America's first explorers, Captain John Smith. In 1608, one year after settling Jamestown, Smith set out with a small crew on back-to-back expeditions in hopes of mapping the Chesapeake Bay and discovering a route to the Pacific Ocean.

  • KG and Ringy are in Louisiana, on the trail of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in the 1840s and sold into slavery. Solomon chronicled his ordeal in his autobiography, "12 Years a Slave," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie 160 years later.

  • Back in the 1800s, Wild West legends like Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp frequented the towns along the Santa Fe Trail, and so did everyday outlaws, gamblers, and thugs.

  • KG and Ringy have exclusive access to three significant sites from the famous Battle of Saratoga. In the fall of 1777, America's Continental Army rallied against a Redcoat attempt to crush them.

  • Searching for artifacts remaining from the surprise attack by Confederate soldiers on Grant's army.

  • KG and Ringy offer insight into Peshtigo, Wisconsin's forgotten history where the deadliest fire in U.S. history happened on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

  • KG and Ringy are back in eastern Ky. and W. Va. on the frontlines of one of the most infamous feuds in American history, the Hatfields and the McCoys.

  • The Diggers travel deep into the heart of Dixie in search of World War I and World War II artifacts from Southern training camps and airfields.

  • The guys investigate a possible landing site made during the Civil War.

  • KG and Ringy are on the hunt for buried treasure in St. Croix, but pirates aren't the only ones who could have left behind riches on this small U.S. Virgin Island. The legendary Knights of Malta once ruled here. The boys could become legends in their own right if they can find any artifacts from either of these mysterious groups.

  • The guys head to Colorado to check out the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in which miners were fired on by guards during a strike.

  • KG and Ringy are in upstate New York, looking into "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

  • The Diggers have been granted exclusive access to James Madison's historic estate to find artifacts.

  • KG and Ringy are looking for of the oldest bourbon distilleries in the country.

  • KG and Ringy dig beneath modern San Francisco for historical artifacts that tell about the site of one of America's worst natural disasters: the great San Francisco earthquake.

  • KG and Ringy are determined to find two unknown 1700s campsites where British General Edward Braddock died and George Washington became a hero.

  • KG and Ringy head west to search three mines that produced a fortune in gold and silver in the 1800's.

  • KG and Ringy head to North Carolina to search for Blackbeard's treasure. They go to three locations where he spent his last year of life to look for the treasure.

  • The guys examine some of the most famous gangsters of the 1920's and 30's.

  • KG and Ringy are in Mississippi hot on the trail of Civil War Union General Ulysses S. Grant's campaign to capture Vicksburg, in hopes of finding military artifacts that will tell the tale.

  • With access to Rhode Island's Fort Adams, KG and Ringy search for Civil War treasures.

  • KG and Ringy visit Dodge City, Kansas, and look for artifacts from the wickedest little town in the West's most famous lawmen, Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.

  • KG and Ringy visit the historic battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa., where Abraham Lincoln struggled to keep the Union together, to search for Civil War artifacts from 1863.

  • KG and Ringy head to South Dakota to investigate the legend that miners buried a cache of gold that remains unfound.

  • KG and Ringy search for the missing pages of John Wilks Booth's diary.

  • At Maine's Fort McKinley, KG and Ringy trace a military parade route to find lost buttons, buried weapons, ammunition and a legendary cannon ring.

  • In Maine, the guys search for artifacts linked to traitor Benedict Arnold. Then they help archaeologists find items before Fort Richmond is paved.to find it. While there, they explore the haunted bunkers and uncover one of the biggest finds of their careers.

  • The guys set out for an Indiana Air Force base on a mission to track down remnants from the crash of a downed Nazi fighter plane that disappeared.

  • KG and Ringy scour the Black Hills of South Dakota for gold, in a lost payroll chest belonging to a famous general from the American Indian Wars.

  • In Rhode Island, the guys dig up the playgrounds of the rich and famous and make an incredible historic find that is a first in the United States.

  • KG and Ringy search for two Revolutionary War forts in Pennsylvania, where they investigate to see if there may be truth behind an age-old legend.

  • In Colorado, the guys hunt for the secret location of a time capsule containing a mouse from the seminal Lisa computer designed by tech wizard Jobs.

  • In Georgia, the guys trace Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's historic "March to the Sea" and find an artifact that has eluded them for years.

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