On August 4, 1964, folk singer Pete Seeger was performing for a Meridian, Mississippi church congregation when he got word that the bodies of missing civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney had been found. On April 2013, American Experience interviewed Seeger about this experience. "Freedom Summer" premieres on PBS June 24, 2014.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.