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 evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.