"The last time I left, the seventh time, I knew I would never, ever return that day. Cried like a baby. Tried to leave three notes, ripped 'em all up. I realized no matter how hard I tried to explain, nobody would understand." Watch a profile of Joe, who first left his Amish family when he was 16 years old.
The Amish: Shunned premieres on American Experience PBS February 4, 2014 at 9/8c.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.