At one point during Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" broadcast, CBS network executives ordered an identifying station break to tell listeners that it was only a play. By that time, however, there was no stopping Orson Welles.
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm on PBS.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.