The War of the Worlds has become the one most legendary radio broadcasts in history. Twenty-three year old Orson Welles directed the famous radio drama on October 30, 1938, the night before Halloween referred to as "Mischief Night." Throughout the program, which would come to be known as "The Panic Broadcast," ten actors and a 27 piece orchestra eagerly awaited his direction.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.