Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the start of demolition of the original Penn Station. It was also the 50th anniversary of the special operating permit granted to Madison Square Garden to operate over the existing train tracks and platforms of the underground station. On July 24, 2013 the New York City Council passed a vote limiting the extension of those air rights to only 10 years, thereby sparking a debate over the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
My American Experience
Were your parents the first in your family to immigrate to the U.S., or was it someone from an older generation? Did they come seeking opportunity... and did they find it? What was their American dream?
In January and February, 2015, American Experience is premiering five new documentaries. "More than ever before," said Executive Producer Mark Samels, "this season's films reflect on times when American was dealing with many of the iddues that we find ourselves facing today - murky wars with no simple way out, institutionalized racism, and terrifying contagions that arouse public panic and fear." Watch this synopsis with Mark's commentary.