Time Period: 1929-1941
Themes: the Great Depression, the New Deal, railroads, economics, homelessness
At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos; from the reasons they left home to what they experienced, all within the context of depression-era America.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.