Verne Woods was a young pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was shot down over the French countryside on New Year’s Eve in 1943. Browse his photos and read excerpts from his interview with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.