Premiering on PBS September 18, 8/7c. With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience of the American people as it never had before -- permanently altering the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.