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America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
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The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
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His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
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