Throughout the early 1960s thousands of young men and women poured into the Santa Clara valley every month, lured by the booming electronics and defense industries. "There was just too much talent stuffed into one place."
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
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.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.