Orson Welles could not imagine how anyone could believe that Martians had really landed in New Jersey. At the CBS press conference the day following his "War of the Worlds" broadcast, Welles was asked whether he believed he had taken advantage of the public. "I can't image an invasion from Mars would find ready acceptance," responded Welles.
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
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Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.