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History Detective Program

Anyone see the recent program about the Lee family giving a doll to their slaves.Tokufu Zeberi was the head investigator.First of all they go to a library and pull up everything they can find on General Lee and Tokufu's assistant comes back with a large stack of papers all saying that Lee was in essence admired by all and a great American.Tokufu ignores all this and with a wry smile says you cannot under any circumstances defend a "slavemastah"..Which term he uses again and again in the program when refering to Lee.When in fact he says,"Lee treated his slaves with brutality and had them whipped."

In general the program is quite profesional.However,it's credibility becomes seriously questioned when the program's direstors are either unwilling are unable to real in an investigator with an obvious personal agenda to present to the public.