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.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
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.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.