"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.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.