HISTORY DETECTIVES

Program Details
Air Time: 
12/11/2014 - 2:00pm - 2:59pm
Program Title: 
IWO JIMA MAP, COPPERHEAD CANE, THEREMIN
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
PSIP Description: 
A hand-drawn map taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during World War is investigated.
Long Description: 
First, detective Eduardo Pagan investigates the history of a hand-drawn map, taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, in the segment "Iwo Jima Map." Then, in "Copperhead Cane," Wes Cowan follows the story of a cane topped with a coiled snake that has ties to the anti-Abraham Lincoln group, the "Peace Democrats." Finally, in the segment "Theremin," Elyse Luray traces the origins of the Theremin - one of the first electronic musical instruments - and finds out if a New Mexico man owns one of the fewer than a dozen Theremins in the U.S. built by Leon Theremin himself.