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.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
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.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.