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.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".