HISTORY DETECTIVES: Jackie Robinson All-Stars, Modoc Basket, Special Agent Five
Airs Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
"Jackie Robinson All-Stars" - Tukufu Zuberi tallies the facts on a 1940s Jackie Robinson All-Stars scorecard. Black and white athletes played this game before Robinson became the first black major league baseball player. What role did this game play in the integration of major league baseball?
"Modoc Basket" - Then, we see the name ‘Toby’ worked into the weave of this basket. Could that be Toby Riddle, the woman congress honored as a heroine of the Indian Wars of the American West?
"Special Agent Five" - And, why would J. Edgar Hoover endorse a crime radio drama? Does the script portray actual events?
This episode originally aired in 2010.