"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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
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.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.