On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles gave the nation a Halloween scare with his radio broadcast of an adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1898 novel, "The War of the Worlds." Watch chapter 1 of War of the Worlds, premiering on PBS October 29, 2013 at 9/8c.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.