Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.