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.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.