Were your parents the first in your family to immigrate to the U.S., or was it someone from an older generation? Did they come seeking opportunity... and did they find it? What was their American dream?
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.