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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.