Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin reporting strange explosions taking place on the planet Mars, followed minutes later by a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey.
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.