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.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.