Having worked to integrate lunch counters and the public library, Roscoe Jones stood ready to go to work when Freedom Summer volunteers arrived in Meridian, MS. He was at the office for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), when word arrived that Cheney, Goodman, and Schwerner had gone missing. Today, he hopes to preserve buildings in Meridian that tell the story of the movement. "Freedom Summer" premiers June 24, 2014.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
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.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.