“Strangers on a Train, Madame Tussaud, WD-40”
Airs Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT*
At the Municipal Archives in New York City, history explorer Don Wildman examines a black-and-white negative that contains an image of an object that was part of a sinister plot of revenge. Next, just uptown in New York’s Times Square sits the world famous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, where the likeness of one revolutionary woman is on display, telling an inspiring and artful tale that spans one of history’s most tumultuous eras. Wildman then investigates a large missile on the grounds of the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California that helped inspire one of America’s common household products.
“Funhouse Mummy, Playboy’s Gold, Lawn Chair in the Sky”
Airs Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT*
At the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library in Guthrie, Oklahoma, history explorer Don Wildman takes a closer look at a pistol that is tied to one of the most freakish and bizarre series of events in the history of the Wild West. Then, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wildman examines a Model B Wright Brothers Flyer that was once the prized possession of a wealthy scoundrel on the run from the law. And the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California has an ordinary looking lawn chair that was jerry-rigged to soar to unimaginable heights.