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.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.