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 international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.