Sunday, September 25, 2011

History Detectives Talks Presidential Pardon

P.S. Ruckman, Jr., the Editor of the PardonPower blog will be making his second appearance on the popular PBS television program History Detectives, this Tuesday evening, September 27 (8:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 pm Central - check your local listings). Interested readers can see video of the first appearance here.

For this episode, the Editor was flown to a branch of the National Archives in Seattle, Washington, where he and History Detective (Professor of History at Arizona State University and all-around cool guy) Eduardo Pagan looked over documents related to a presidential pardon that was granted by Harry S Truman. As expected, the conversation was excellent, the work was interesting and the crew was a pleasure to get to know and work with. The Truman pardon is part of a more broad story related to a California business card and the Prohibition Era. The night's episode will also feature a spot on the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (which, of course, took place, near the Editor's favorite restaurant - the Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder).

So, per usual, the viewers of this episode of History Detectives are bound to be both educated and entertained. Please join us and, if you like, share your thoughts on the episode here! Working with the History Detectives group was definitely a great honor and a highlight of the year. We also extend a very gracious and heartfelt hat tip to the cooks at Seattle's 13 Coins, who served up fantastic seafood and laughs!


Anonymous said...

When Harry Truman was president the press and politicians were not trying to get revenge against presidential pardon applicants and President Obama should not let them do it now.

Anonymous said...

The show was very informative!

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