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.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.