or


[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.





  [may 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· HISTORY DETECTIVES (PBS)









[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.