Ten episodes make up the series, with each one detailing numerous lost pieces of America’s history. Viewers are urged to take action by contacting the official History network website with any tips. There’s even a possible reward of up to $10,000 for those with viable leads. Mike Stiller, Vice President of Development & Programming for the History network, explains, “The stories of why these artifacts matter to the nation and how they disappeared need to be heard. H2 feels obligated not just to provide historic programming for people who crave intelligent and educational entertainment, but also to preserve history for generations to come.”
So what kinds of lost artifacts are covered? The premiere episode opens with one that will undoubtedly strike a chord with many viewers: the “Ground Zero Flag from 9/11,” famously captured in an iconic photo as it was raised above the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Post-9/11 public events purporting to feature the famous flag apparently used a different flag, as the original vanished without a trace during the clean-up at Ground Zero. We even meet the actual owners of the original. Other segments focus on President Truman’s stolen jewel-encrusted sword and John Dillinger’s Tommy gun.
Based on first episode, Brad Meltzer’s Lost History promises a solidly-produced series of compelling infotainment. For more information about the October 31 premiere (10:00 PM ET/11:00 PM PT) visit the official H2 site.