Radium used to be an ingredient in face creams. Thallium was in depilatory lotions. Arsenic was in rat poison -- until relatively recently! What products have you come across that include surprising ingredients? Share your story with American Experience.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.