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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.