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 country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.