"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.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.