Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.