The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.