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A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.