"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.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.