Go behind the scenes at the country's busiest transportation hub. Half a million people pass through New York City's Penn Station every day. During rush hour, a train arrives at a platform every 58 seconds. Phil Kaplan has worked for Amtrak for 37 years, and he takes us for an unusual behind the scenes look at the Central Control room.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.