During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Americans worried when their radio programs were interrupted by special news bulletins.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.