Inspired by the work of Medgar Evers, Dorie Ladner has dedicated much of her life to the work of the civil rights movement. Deeply affected by the murder of Evers as well as the four little girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Ladner welcomed the help and the attention that Freedom Summer volunteers brought to Mississippi in 1964. "Freedom Summer" premieres June 24, 2014 on PBS.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.