The Circus |
"The Circus" explores the colorful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment.
The Great War |
As patriotism sweeps the nation — stifling free speech and dissent — a diverse group of men become the country’s first mass conscripted army.
Nearly two decades before the NBA, a team of African American basketball players from Chicago began touring the Midwest as the Harlem Globetrotters.
Summer of Love |
A portrait of the Haight Ashbury district at the height of the hippie movement.
When an assassin took his brother's life, Robert Kennedy was bereft of someone he loved, and of a role that had given his life meaning. As he began to move beyond the shadow of his brother, he, too, was assassinated.
Helen Keller was a voracious reader — despite a mess of competing alphabets and a severe lack of accessible books.
Dorothy Herrmann, author of Helen Keller: A Life, tells us about the writer and activist’s passion for philosophy, love of Walt Whitman, and devotion to the work of a Swedish theologian.
Just two months before Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Los Angeles, he delivered the news of Dr. King’s assassination to a crowd in Indianapolis.
Marking the 35th president’s 101st birthday with stories from those who knew him well.
Freedom Riders |
In 1961, the Freedom Riders were arrested and sent to Mississippi’s Parchman Prison.
The mostly-true story of a rogue Mexican general who crossed the U.S. border and raided a New Mexico town is immortalized in this
In 1925, the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes pit traditional Christian beliefs against evolution.