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.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.