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.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.