During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Americans worried when their radio programs were interrupted by special news bulletins.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
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.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.