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Episode 59 is the fifty-ninth episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Medeva steals the first newspaper from Europe in 1609.

Following Global Pursuit through the early 1600s at the time of the crime, Kevin and the time pilots meet Mathew Brady, famous Civil War photographer, who directs them to America in the early 1860s.

After a Data Boost, Medeva gives clues directing the time pilots to the 1930s, when Eleanor Roosevelt interviewing with female journalists, but she zaps their 'fact fuel'.

After getting clues from the Unknown Explorer, Kevin and the time pilots chase Medeva to Washington D.C. in 1973, when Woodward and Bernstein reported on the Watergate Scandal, and retrieve the first newspaper.

Adam captures Medeva, but Carmen escapes.

Time Pilots[]

  • Adam Stolt
  • Vimal
  • Colleen Tabasco

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • Cluefinder (Matthew Brady) - early 1860s (when Brady took photos of Civil War battlefields)
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1930s (when Eleanor Roosevelt held White House press conference for women)
  • The Unknown Explorer - 1973 (when news reporters exposed Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal)

History of News Reporting[]

  • 1980: CNN begins broadcasting.
  • 1972: Woodward and Bernstein report on the Watergate Scandal.
  • 1950: Peanuts comic strip débuts.
  • 1937: The news covers the Hindenburg disaster.
  • 1917: The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded.
  • 1842: The first photograph printed in a newspaper appears.
  • 1791: The First Amendment is adopted, guaranteeing freedom of the press.
  • 1609: Newspapers are introduced in Europe.

Trail of Time Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1863. How is Matthew Brady documenting the Civil War?
    • Interviews
    • Photographs
  2. It's 1896. Which newspaper prints the first full-page color comic strip?
    • New York World
    • Boston Globe
  3. It's 1918. Pravda is what country's news source?
    • China
    • Russia
  4. It's 1933. Which First Lady welcomes female reporters?
    • Mamie Eisenhower
    • Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. It's 1960. Who does John F. Kennedy face in televised debates?
    • Richard Nixon
    • Lyndon Johnson
  6. Question Not Asked, out of time

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