To bring freshness to the story behind Orson Welles' famous broadcast, producers used letters written by listeners right after hearing War of the Worlds. In the film, actors delivered monologues of parts of these letters as if they were archival interviews. Here, actors have some fun at the end of the day describing what it's like to play a character from the 1930s.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.