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 first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
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.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.