In the early 1900s, Martians were a hot topic in American popular culture. Are those canals on the red planet? How can we contact Martians? Up and coming actor/director/producer Orson Welles took advantage of the hype on October 30, 1938, when he broadcast H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds on his weekly radio drama program.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.