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.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.