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 internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.