After three civil rights workers went missing in Mississippi on June 21, 1964, Rita Schwerner (the wife of missing Mickey Schwerner) played an important role in getting the press and the nation to pay attention to the case. "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS on June 24 at 9/8c.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.