During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Americans worried when their radio programs were interrupted by special news bulletins.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.