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 man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
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.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.