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.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.