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.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.