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.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.