"He came back to tell his parents that he was going to college. They lived down a long lane. When he turned in the driveway, the memories set in; that coming home was so strong, so powerful that he gave up college from the end of the drive to the barn. He went in and asked his dad, "May I come home?""
The Amish: Shunned premiers on American Experience/PBS February 4, 2014.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.