Charismatic, politically savvy, visionary, persuasive, persecuted, manipulative, abusive of women, abusive of drugs, and, finally, murderous. Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones carefully revealed only as much of himself as he needed to to any given audience — his inner circle, the larger congregation, local politicians, or his various female companions. Much of the time he hid behind his sunglasses and let others project their hopes and fears onto him.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.