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.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.