Kevin Barrows Previews New ‘Sports Detectives’ Show on Smithsonian Channel
When Brian Biegel joined Sportstalk more than three years ago to talk about his book and documentary "Miracle Ball", his story seemed like a great concept for a TV show. Apparently the Smithsonian Channel also liked the idea, because they collaborated with Biegel and launched Sports Detectives, a series aimed at solving mysteries involving some of the most famous artifacts in sports. Kevin Barrows, a longtime member of the FBI, is the lead investigator on the show. He joined Sportstalk last Thursday to talk about the great new sports show.
Barrows and reporter Lauren Gardner travel all over the country to track down the whereabouts of some of sports' most sought after items. In addition to the American Flag that was draped around Team USA goalie Jim Craig in the 1980 Winter Olympics, they will also search for items like Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game ball and a rare Lou Gehrig game-used bat.
Here is the preview for the first episode of Sports Detectives, which debuted last night on the Smithsonian Channel.
Sports Detectives will re-air tonight on 8pm and also Tuesday on the Smithsonian Channel.