History Detectives: Notable & Notorious
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History Detectives: Notable & Notorious

Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.

From Evelyn Nesbit to an infamous duel, the Detectives delve into some of history's more scandal-plagued mysteries.

A San Francisco bank owns two antique pistols, allegedly used in the last great duel on U.S. soil. One hundred fifty years later, a bank employee wants to know if these guns are authentic -and more about the duel.

Then, a woman in New Jersey owns a portrait she believes is a lost masterpiece by one of America's greatest illustrators and artists, Howard Chandler Christy. The painting's subject may be Evelyn Nesbit, the actress and model who came to fame in 1906 when her husband killed Stanford White, the famous architect accused of "taking advantage" of her. The subsequent legal proceedings became the "trial of the century."

And in Cookstown, New Jersey, the family home of the famous military hero General Edward Godfrey holds a surprising secret.

Pictured, left to right: Gwen Wright, Eduardo Pagan, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray, Wes Cowan.