"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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
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.