HISTORY DETECTIVES

Program Details
Air Time: 
02/23/2014 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Program Title: 
KOREAN WAR LETTER, DIANA, LOOKOUT MT. PAINTING
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
PSIP Description: 
A letter by a soldier missing in action and the book "Diana: A Strange Biography" are investigated.
Long Description: 
Rhonda McAullife never met her father. He's still listed Missing in Action from the Korean War. In a letter dated 1953, her father mentioned a man he said saved his life. Eduardo Pagan researches the "Korean War Letter" to find the man Rhonda believes is a hero. Then Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could "Diana" be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography? Then, Wes Cowan digs into the mystery of the "Lookout Mt. Painting," depicting a Civil War battle. How did the artist of this painting end up in prison at the Rock Island Arsenal?