Last year, a University of Michigan grad student applied for an internship at American Experience. He ended up with a Story By credit on War of the Worlds.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the 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.