I always watch the PBS show “The History Detectives.” I think it is one of most educational, interesting, and must-see shows ever. They make history come alive as they explain how they research and investigate every small detail of whatever they are working on for each segment. They have resources that the average person does not have access to or maybe don’t know about. I don’t remember them telling how long each story actually takes to research, but I’m sure it’s hours and weeks of information gathering and interviews.
Tonight they did a piece about Duke Ellington and the song “Take the A Train.” Someone had found the original plates for the song’s printing. I found it fascinating probably because I love music so much. To learn more about the show in general and the story of “Take the A Train” please click here to visit the PBS site.
PBS has featured Duke Ellington on their American Masters series. For more on that click here.