On April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans gathered on college campuses and in city squares to celebrate the first Earth Day. Some came to spread the word, others came to learn, but all were a part of the largest organized demonstration in American history. See these snapshots of events around the country.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.