"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.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.