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.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.