CNBC show examines authenticity of James Brown cape

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The March 26 episode of the new CNBC cable network series Treasure Detectives will investigate the authenticity of a cape bought at an estate sale claiming to belong to late soul music singer James Brown.

The show will air at 9 p.m. and repeat at midnight. The second half of the show will focus on a guitar believed to have been owned by musician Les Paul.

An eight-person crew from the CNBC program came to Augusta on Feb. 28 from Los Angeles and spent the day filming in the James Brown section of the Augusta Museum of History and other places downtown.

Among those interviewed for the segment were Brown’s daughter Deanna Brown Thomas, who also serves on the museum’s board of directors, Brown’s “cape man,” Danny Ray, and The Augusta Chronicle’s music columnist, Don Rhodes, the author of a biography about Brown.

The owner of the cape claims to have bought it at an auction of items from the estate of TV personality Dick Clark.

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Dixieman 03/19/13 - 12:52 pm
2,000,089 POINTS

I know an easy test to see if it is authrentic.
Put it in a room full of attorneys and see if they start fighting over it.

rmwhitley 03/19/13 - 06:38 pm
If an

investigation by nbc is conducted, you can be sure all of the facts will be skewed. There is nothing honest concerning nbc, in my opinion. The mickey mouse network ( abc and espn) are about as biased as nbc and cbs. Tabloid reporting.

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