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.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.