Preview for the film The Crash of 1929, rebroadcasting April 24, 2012.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.