Premieres Sept 18, 8/7c. With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience of the American people as it never had before -- permanently altering the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people. Contending with death on an unprecedented scale posed challenges for which there were no ready answers when the war began. Americans worked to improvise new solutions, new institutions, and new ways of coping with death on an unimaginable scale.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.