A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 2, premiering January 15, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.