The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration known as the ARA.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.