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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:47 am    Post subject: PBS Renews 'History Detectives' for Fourth Season Reply with quote

PBS has green-lighted a fourth season of the acclaimed series History Detectives to be broadcast in summer 2006. The series combines the latest forensic technology with old-fashioned, pavement-pounding detective work. History Detectives delves into family legends, local folklore and stories behind potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes, cities and small towns.

"What greater opportunity is there than to take real stories, real scratch-your-chin conundrums that link into the bigger picture of history, explore their deeper mysteries and answer them?" asked David Davis, vice president of national production at Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Many of these tales come from our viewers, thousands of submissions. We're honored to be back for another season, showcasing truly life-changing events."

The new season of History Detectives explores ...

* A message in a bottle, found on a Carolina beach in 1981, that could be evidence of the terrifying last hours on board the USS Monitor, the famous Union "ironclad" battleship that sank during the Civil War off Cape Hatteras following the battle of Hampton Roads.

* Two ornate dolls that might be connected to one of the most notorious spy schemes of WWII, in which American Velvalee Dickinson (aka "the doll lady") sent coded messages through South America to the Japanese.

* A traditional buckskin dress that may once have belonged to the famed Native-American woman Sacajawea.

* The claims of a baseball owner that he once played in a competitive baseball game with the legendary pitcher Dizzy Dean, and his autographed baseball proves it. But the ball is dated 1944, in the middle of WWII, three years after Dean retired!

History Detectives is again hosted by the four intrepid fact-finders: Wes Cowan, independent appraiser and auctioneer; Elyse Luray, an independent appraiser and expert in art history; Gwendolyn Wright, professor of architecture, architecture, planning and preservation, and professor of history, Columbia University; and Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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