A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.