John Howell is the publisher of the "The Panolian," the local paper of Panola County, MS. His father was the publisher during Freedom Summer in 1964. Howell reflects on the little coverage given to the events of the civil rights movement, and the publishing of names of those who registered to vote. He also talks about the evolution of the paper and his own views. Freedom Summer premieres June 24, 2014.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.