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 story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
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.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.