A 1923 American Relief Administration film, “America’s Gift to Famine Stricken Russia,” tracks the path of food aid to the Soviet Union, where citizens were suffering a third year of severe drought.
In these selected film clips, the ARA introduces important members of its staff and shows the variety of creative ways they delivered rice, lard, corn, grits, milk, sugar and cocoa to hundreds of villages. Carrying supplies by ship, train, horse, camel and on people’s own backs, the ARA fed up to 11 million people daily.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."