"For me, I wanted to experience a different life. I wanted to go out and drive a truck, or something like that. I just thought that would be cool. Back then, that was everything to us. To have phones, radios and stuff like that - of course our parents, they didn't like that."
Levi left his Amish family when he was 17. See his story in The Amish: Shunned on American Experience PBS February 4, 2014.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
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 true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.