In advance of the PBS documentary on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character and his relationship to forensic science, “How Sherlock Changed the World,” which premiers tonight, Center Director Kimberlee Moran was interviewed by NPR. From NPR’s website:
“In 1886, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first story about a detective named Sherlock Holmes, a perceptive character whose love for logic and sharp eye would go on to inspire mystery writers and real-life crime scene investigators alike.
A new PBS documentary looks at the ways Sherlock Holmes still informs how we think and investigate real crimes—even today.
What is about Holmes that inspires even modern investigators to cautiously and methodically look at the clues in order to solve a crime?
Joining The Takeaway to explain is Kimberlee Sue Moran, a forensic archaeologist featured in ‘How Sherlock Changed the World.’”
Listen to the interview here and watch the trailer for the PBS documentary here. The two-hour documentary, which features interviews with Moran and Foundation Board Member Dr. Michael Rieders, premiers tonight at 8 pm EDT on PBS.