By the time of the "War of the Worlds" broadcast in 1938, U.S. citizens had been suffering through the Great Depression for nearly ten years. In his 1933 inaugural address, FDR recognized that the dominant mood of the country in the 1930s was not anger or resentment at the capitalist system but in fact was shame and fear.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.