"I thought I was joining for life. I thought this is what I'm going to do." Watch more of Jan's story, and others who have left the Amish community, in "The Amish: Shunned," premiering February 4th, 2014 on PBS.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.