During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Americans worried when their radio programs were interrupted by special news bulletins.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.