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.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.