Jimmy Carter campaigned on a platform on honesty at a time when the nation sorely needed it. "The country had been through a horrible time, and Jimmy Carter represented honesty and decency," said journalist John Farrell.
Jimmy Carter (archival): I want to see us once again have a nation, that's as good and honest and decent and truthful, and competent, and compassionate, and as filled with love, as are the American people...
John Farrell, Journalist: At that time character was a monumental issue. The country had been through a horrible time and Jimmy Carter represented honesty and decency.
Carter Campaign Ad (archival): I will never tell a lie. I will never make a misleading statement. I will never betray the confidence any of you has in me...
Douglas Brinkley, Historian: Lyndon Johnson lied to us about Vietnam; Richard Nixon lied to us about Watergate. He's saying, "You know I'm not one of those turkeys who's messing things up, up there."
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.