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The show called History Detectives is a documentary series that is shown quite regularly. It is shown on the station PBS. In the show a group of researchers assist people who are seeking answers from historic questions they ask. Many of these questions pertain to antiques, family heirlooms, house and also buildings. The show is quite intriguing and gives viewers a way to enlighten themselves and uncover myths, historical mysteries and also find the facts to numerous historical issues. The show has been airing since the year 2003.

History Detectives is divided into three segments per show. The first segment deals with an introduction to the issue at hand. Then a detective will begin to investigate the situation and try to come up with the facts. When the facts are found the detective will then answer the questions and help educate the viewer about the issue at hand. During the investigation viewers will get to learn about various facts including an item's history and origins. The detective will also look to connect the facts and help solve a mystery, or uncover a myth.

At the end of the show viewers will see the detective reveal their findings and explain how this relates to the question at hand. As a result the viewer will then be able find out for themselves the information they are looking for. So in the end viewers will be in for a rather enlightening and interesting show.

For people who are looking to watch a good documentary, they will likely enjoy History Detectives. This show is for people who are very interested in being educated and enlightened on a regular basis. Since the show airs regularly, people will be able to see this show often and therefore have something to look forward to watching on a regular basis. The show is also for a general audience so all types of people can view this without any restrictions.

History Detectives is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (110 episodes). The series first aired on July 14, 2003. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.6.

History Detectives is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch History Detectives on demand at PBS Amazon, iTunes, PBS online.

11 Seasons, 110 Episodes
July 14, 2003
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Elyse Luray, Tukufu Zuberi, Gwendolyn Wright, Wes Cowan
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History Detectives Full Episode Guide

  • The team tries to get to the bottom of Jimmy Hoffa's murder.

  • Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer roamed the streets of Austin, Texas. Can modern forensics help the History Detectives solve the case?

  • In 1944, bandleader Glenn Miller boarded a plane for Paris and was never seen again.

  • The 1865 explosion of the Mississippi steamboat SS Sultana.

  • The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West including a saddle connected to Yakima Canutt and the meaning of an inscription on sheet music for 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds.'

  • The story of a young woman sold into slavery, and the "Star Spangled Banner" brings a handwritten score of the United States national anthem back to Fort Henry where Francis Scott Key originally penned the lyrics.

  • Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) helps uncover the story behind a poster that shows two black WWI soldiers. Also:a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that may have been used by George Washington; a transistor radio that may be one of the first of its kind; a Prohibition-era business card that may reveal a man's father's underworld ties.

  • Get the facts about a picture frame possibly made from the staircase banister of the Titanic or Lusitania, Woolworth signs from the 1960 Winston-Salem, N.C., lunch-counter sit-ins, German toy soldiers, and a book of liquor recipes.

  • Two patches that feature a symbol of a bird dropping a bomb are from a World War II unit.

  • We locate the original owner of a pair of Civil War pistols.

  • Country star Clint Black is stunned by what he discovers about his book of wanted posters.

  • The Season 10 premiere explores the history of an electric guitar to determine if Bob Dylan really 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.