What does the Ground Zero flag from 9/11 have in common with the original Wright Brothers flying machine patent? Both are historically important items for the United States… and both are missing. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer enlists America’s help to find these and other missing treasures in H2’s new 10-episode series BRAD MELTZER’S LOST HISTORY, premiering Friday, October 31 at 10PM ET/11PM PT.

Each episode of H2’s BRAD MELTZER’S LOST HISTORY presents both unsolved cases and success stories where Americans have helped find missing historicobjects. Viewers are encouraged to submit tips to an online site, in an effort to provide key information leading to the return of these treasures.

“The stories of why these artifacts matter to the nation and how they disappeared need to be heard,” says Mike Stiller, Vice President of Development & Programming for HISTORY and H2. “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.”

In the premiere episode, Brad puts the spotlight on the famous “Ground Zero Flag from 9/11” that was hoisted over the wreckage of the Twin Towers, and captured in an iconic photograph. The original flag went missing some time after it was raised, and its whereabouts are unfortunately unknown. Also featured in the premiere episode is Harry Truman’s jewel-encrusted sword collection that was stolen from his Presidential Library in Missouri in a daring heist in broad daylight, as well as the legendary Thompson machine gun that American gangster and bank robber John Dillinger stole during his infamous jail break. Over the course of the series, Brad will update and revise his ‘TOP 10 MOST WANTED MISSING ARTIFACTS’ – just a small sampling of the tens of thousands of historical treasures that have been lost or stolen.

Many of the items are still out there, and BRAD MELTZER’S LOST HISTORY is giving viewers a chance to help save these American artifacts, even offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to their recovery. Details will be available at History.com.  Brad Meltzer needs everyone’s help in solving these mysteries and preserving history.    


Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner CircleThe Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter --collections of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even comic books (Justice League of America), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. His newest book is I Am Albert Einstein.

BRAD MELTZER’S LOST HISTORY is produced by Left/Right Productions for H2. Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver serve as Executive Producers for Left/Right; Brad Meltzer is an Executive Producer. Co-Executive Producers for Left Right are Josh Mensch and Mike Mezaros.  Mike Stiller and Brian Meere serve as Executive Producers for H2.  

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