During the height of the Great Depression, radios were being purchased by the millions. By 1938, nearly 80% of American homes had a radio. People were willing to forego many modern technological conveniences, but the radio remained a lifeline for the American public.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.