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.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
The decisions made by leaders and the escalation of bloodletting that finally ended World War II.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.