During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Americans worried when their radio programs were interrupted by special news bulletins.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.