From 1973, Soylent Green was a feature film starring Charlton Heston. It depicts a future void of natural resources due to human over-consumption.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.