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[05/03/11 - 08:00 AM]
"History Detectives" Moves to a New Night and Time this Summer with a New Season Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET Beginning June 21, 2011 on PBS
Among the new season's topics: the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

[via press release from PBS]

"History Detectives" Moves to a New Night and Time this Summer with a New Season Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET Beginning June 21, 2011 on PBS

Series Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War and the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

HISTORY DETECTIVES, a PBS audience favorite, reveals the fascinating and moving stories behind intriguing finds. The summer series' opener sets the stage for a captivating season - that features an incredible array of stirring tales that tie in to some of the most historically significant milestones being commemorated this year - including the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Add to those stories engrossing investigations from fine arts and photography to women's issues and unsung heroes, from pop culture to vintage Americana, and you will see the new season of HISTORY DETECTIVES has something for everyone. HISTORY DETECTIVES' ninth season kicks off on a new night and time, premiering Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET throughout the summer on PBS.

In the season debut, HISTORY DETECTIVES historian Eduardo Pagan gains unprecedented access to a private Hawaiian island to tell the story behind two puzzling airplane engine parts. Elyse Luray then travels to Charleston, South Carolina, where she calls upon experts to determine whether she holds pieces of an important Civil War cannon. Finally, Wes Cowan traces a rodeo saddle to a veteran of Hollywood westerns who helped change moviemaking.

This season, HISTORY DETECTIVES commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and investigates several objects that reveal never-been-told stories taking place during one of the greatest times of turmoil and conflict from our nation:

-- Did a HISTORY DETECTIVES fan find a pike used by abolitionist John Brown in the famous raid at Harpers Ferry?

-- Can a faded letter reveal what compelled a white Union soldier to request to lead an African American unit?

-- Could strange metal filings be from the cannon that sounded the first volley in the fight for southern secession?

-- What role might a child's doll have played in attempts by the Confederate South to smuggle drugs past the Northern blockade?

This year, HISTORY DETECTIVES also marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, traveling to Hawaii for the first time ever to uncover engaging untold stories:

-- Can the HISTORY DETECTIVES trace two engine parts to the Japanese Zero that crashed on a remote Hawaiian island while Pearl Harbor was under siege?

-- What was the strategy behind the propaganda leaflets the United States dropped over Japan during World War II?

-- What can a Japanese carved cane tell a HISTORY DETECTIVES fan about his family's life in a Japanese internment camp?

From Tiffany windows to a camera possibly used by the first woman photographer at the White House to a mysterious business card for an underworld Los Angeles gambling club, to an unusual wooden telescope, the HISTORY DETECTIVES team continues to combine the latest in forensic technology with old-fashioned diligent research and historical experts to bring these fascinating objects to viewers. Like no other program on television, HISTORY DETECTIVES unveils the stories of the past--spanning topics from fine art and photography to Americana and pop culture, aviation and military history to architecture and engineering.

Returning to HISTORY DETECTIVES this season are the series' five inquisitive sleuths:

-- Wes Cowan, independent appraiser and auctioneer;

-- Elyse Luray, independent appraiser and expert in art history;

-- Gwendolyn Wright, historian and professor of architecture, Columbia University;

-- Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania;

-- Eduardo Pagan, professor of history at Arizona State University.

HISTORY DETECTIVES episodes will be available for viewing the day after broadcast on the PBS Video Portal and the PBS mobile apps for iPad and iPhone

On the HISTORY DETECTIVES website at pbs.org/historydetectives view past HISTORY DETECTIVES episodes; make history come alive for students with materials for educators; and learn how to conduct your own HISTORY DETECTIVES investigation. "Like" HISTORY DETECTIVES on Facebook at facebook.com/historydetectives and follow the detectives on Twitter at twitter.com/histdetectivesto follow the hosts in the field as they research and help them out on their investigations.

Funding for HISTORY DETECTIVES is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Television Viewers and PBS.

About PBS

PBS, with its nearly 360 member stations, offers all Americans -- from every walk of life -- the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches 124 million people through television and 20 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS' broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS' premier children's TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents' and teachers' most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices.





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