The enormous engineering feat and one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station was torn down after just 53 years. Premieres on PBS American Experience February 18, 2014.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.