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.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
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.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.