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 coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.