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.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".