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.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
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 true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.