Scranton's Houdini Museum to be Featured on The History Channel Show, Brad Meltzer's Decoded - Plus Three Other TV shows

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The History Channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded! will present Houdini Museum magicians and experts Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz in "Houdini Murdered?" about Houdini's unusual death that will air on January 4, 2012, Wednesday, 10:00PM and January 5, 2012 Thursday, 2:01AM: The History Channel segment tells of the mysteries of Houdini's death and some never before revealed secrets about what happened in Houdini's dressing room when he was punched in the stomach that led to his untimely death.


Scranton, PA, US, January 03, 2012 (PressReleasePoint) -- Scranton's Houdini Museum Directors to be Featured on The History Channel show, Brad Meltzer's Decoded - "Houdini Murdered?" Plus three other TV shows this season.

The History Channel's Brad Meltzer's Decoded! will present Houdini Museum magicians and experts Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz in "Houdini Murdered?" about Houdini's unusual death that will air on January 4, 2012, Wednesday, 10:00PM and January 5, 2012 Thursday, 2:01AM: The History Channel segment tells of the mysteries of Houdini's death and some never before revealed secrets about what happened in Houdini's dressing room when he was punched in the stomach that led to his untimely death. More of this recent information about his death can be found at the Houdini Museum website at http://houdini.org/houdinimurdered.html

Following that The Travel Channel's Mysteries At The Museum will repeat the story from Scranton's Houdini Museum about one of Houdini's most controversial escapes on Tuesday, January 10, Mysteries at the Museum 8:00PM E/P and Wednesday, January 11, Mysteries at the Museum 3:00AM E/P. The Travel Channel calls its segment, "Keys to Houdini's Secrets". It features Dorothy Dietrich, celebrity magician and escape artist, who is a director of Scranton's Houdini Museum. A video promo can be seen at http://www.travelchannel.com/Video/keys-to-houdinis-secrets-16342.  

Additionally, a recent episode (11/28/2011) of the hit FOX TV show House (MD), talked about Houdini Museum director Dorothy Dietrich's historic bullet catch stunt in a three minute segment of the episode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7equuO5llHk

Internationally a forth television story from the Houdini Museum was shown several times this past winter emanating from Canada "Deals From The Dark Side" that is expected to air in the United States shortly. (http://www.rogersmediatv.ca/pr_detail.php?id=453) Deals From the Dark Side... "stops in Scranton, PA, to meet with a crew of Houdini experts and the honour of placing a new bust on Houdini’s grave in New York" To see a video of the new bust go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynJLhDob5mM

Houdini continues to enchant the public's imagination with at least three Hollywood films being produced at this time about parts of his life, several Houdini related books just being published, and well a world wide New York Times half page news story, October 24, 2011, about Houdini's grave site being restored secretly by what has come to be called The Houdini Commandos from Scranton's Houdini Museum. (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/24/houdini-returns-of-course/?scp=1&sq=houdini%20grave&st=cse)

When not traveling, Dietrich performs at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA, where she is also a director. She has been featured on numerous television shows and channels world wide including the BBC, CBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, Travel Channel, Biography Channel, History Channel, TV Land, etc. She has been called The First Lady of Magic as well as The Female Houdini ™. She also presides over the annual Original Houdini Seance every Halloween. Ms. Dietrich also talks and lectures about Houdini in schools, corporate events, banks, and has the only continuous traveling Houdini exhibit in the world. (http://HoudiniDisplays.com)

The Houdini Museum is the only building in the world dedicated to Houdini. It has the largest permanent display to the general public anywhere, of artifacts, historical displays and information on Houdini. The Houdini Museum has been on more national television shows than all other North East Pennsylvania attractions put together. The museum has gotten rave reviews all over the world. So many tourists have come to the City of Scranton that Mayor Doherty and the Office of Economic community Development has awarded a $30,000 matching facade grant to Scranton's non profit Houdini Museum. (http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-oecd-awarding-facade-work-grants-1.1036934?localLinksEnabled=false) This is a much needed grant to dress up the exterior of the building. Now they must match the $30,000. The Houdini Museum is a 501 C-3 non profit museum so contributions are tax deductible.  Contact the museum for further information.

Contact:
Penny Wilkes, Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show, http://Houdini.org, Scranton, PA, (570) 342-5555, (570) 383-1821, (570) 383-9297
Scranton's Houdini Museum to be Featured on The History Channel show, Brad Meltzer's Decoded - Plus three other TV shows


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