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 story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.