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.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.