"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.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.